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Unit details

HSH210 - Social Diversity and Health

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Annemarie Nevill

Contact hours:

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


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 focuses on the health concerns and experiences of people positioned within various sociocultural categories such as indigeneity, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disability. Theories of difference within and between social categories will be considered in order to understand individual health and wellbeing, the role of schools and health/community organisations, and society as a whole, and the implications for health promotion.


Assessment task 1: Self-reflection (1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Group presentation and report (1000 words) 35%

Assessment task 3: Essay (2000 words) 45%

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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