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HSH702 - Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Matthew Dunn





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week (11 seminars)

Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour seminar per week (11 seminars)


This unit is a core unit for the Master of Public Health, Master of Health Promotion, and Master of Health and Human Services Management, and is also an elective unit for a range of courses offered at the University. This unit exposes students to the policy process in relation to health, and the impact of social determinants of health on health policy. Through this unit, students will be introduced to theories and models of the policy process; explore how the political process impacts upon policy development and vice versa; develop tools to analyse policy; and identify and apply the skills necessary for policy advocacy. Contemporary health issues, both locally and globally, are drawn upon to assist students in developing skills to describe, investigate, analyse, and assess health policy.


Assessment task 1: Essay (2500 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Essay (2500 words) 50%

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