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HSH728 - Health Equity and Human Rights

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ann Taket


HSH701 or HSH703 or HSW701. Corequisite units can also be studied prior to taking this unit.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 6 x all day seminars; Cloud (online): there is no requirement for any campus presence, all cloud (online) work can be done at times to suit yourself.


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit aims to develop understandings about health equity and human rights as a coherent frame of action to tackle inequities and to improve health and wellbeing, and to develop a working knowledge of practical approaches for public health and health system actions to address health inequities and rights violations, and to promote social justice. Topics to be addressed in this unit include: health equity debates; conventions and legal frameworks for human rights; strategies of public health, primary health care and health promotion to promote equity and rights, and specific issues such as diversity and difference, mental health and human rights, children's rights and health equity, asylum and refugee health, and HIV/AIDS.


Country report (2000 words) 30%; presentation on country report (10%), project report (3000 words) 60%

Prescribed texts

Taket, A (2012) Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights. Abingdon: Routledge

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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