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HSH207 - Socio-Economic Status and Health

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:HSH106
Unit chair:

Hayley McKenzie

Contact hours:

3 hours per week - 1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar

Note: 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.

Content

One of the critical determinants of health in society is socioeconomic status (SES). This unit will explore the link between SES and health from individual and population perspectives. It will explore the way social processes interact with health and consider the latest research on the social gradient. Issues such as gender, poverty and affluence, social exclusion, inequalities in health, and inequity will be considered against issues across the life course (access and expectation) as well as the role of education and information. The role of political and social institutions (including the household) in creating supportive environments will be considered.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: 4 short answer questions (2000 words in total) 40%

Assessment task 2: Group presentation (15 minutes) 20%

Assessment task 3: Report (1500 words) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$2898$2996

* 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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