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HSH302 - Politics, Policy and Health

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

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

Teresa Capetola


HBS107 or HSH111 and one level 2 HSH coded unit



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This unit assists students to analyse and appraise all aspects of Australian health policies and processes, and the policy context for health promotion and human services in Australia. The unit investigates different forms of health policy and the political process as it relates to policy making. It explores the impact of ideologies, politics and other major forces on policy making and the skills necessary for the community and groups to develop policy and advocate change. It identifies the major mechanisms for implementing and evaluating health policy. Students will develop skills in describing, investigating, analysing and assessing health policy debate relating to a range of health issues and population groups.


Assessment task 1: Policy essay (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Presentation and report (equivalent to 2000 words) 50%

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