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HSH702 - Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Jan Moore





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week (9 seminars)

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit explores health from a social view and in doing so examines the link between policy and health. The unit is designed to provide insight to contemporary notions of health and highlight how health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and society can be impacted by social factors. Students explore policy development and procedures in an Australian context. Policy analysis skills are introduced to allow students to critically examine policies that promote health. Topics to be addressed in this unit include: contemporary health from a social determinants perspective; the policy process; theory and policy; healthy public policy; and policy analysis.


Assessment task 1: Health issues paper (2000 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Reflective practice exercise (equivalent to 1000 words) 20%
Assessment task 3: Policy report (2000 words) 40%

Unit Fee Information

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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