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HSH313 - Contemporary Health Issues

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:HSH203
Unit chair:

Fiona McKay

Prerequisite:

HBS107 and four level 2 units

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit explores contemporary health and social issues using a media case study approach. This will include gaining a comprehensive understanding of the role of the media, popular culture and interest groups in addressing a range of health issues. Case studies will be chosen from areas such as mental health, sexuality, gender, drug use, homelessness, disability, youth suicide, family violence, genetic engineering, indigenous health, refugee health, war and terrorism, and environmentalism.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Group Presentation (45 minutes) 50%

Assessment task 2: Critical discussion of a contemporary issue (2000 words) 50%

Unit Fee Information

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