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HSH728 - Health Equity and Human Rights

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Cloud (online)

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

Ann Taket

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

HSH701 or HSH703 or HSW701. Corequisite units can also be studied prior to taking this unit.

Incompatible with:

HDS310

Contact hours:

Campus: 6 x all day seminars

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin, there is no requirement for any campus presence

Note:

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

Content

This unit aims to develop understandings about health equity and human rights as a coherent frame of action to tackle inequities and to improve health and wellbeing, and to develop a working knowledge of practical approaches for public health and health system actions to address health inequities and rights violations, and to promote social justice. Topics to be addressed in this unit include: health equity debates; conventions and legal frameworks for human rights; strategies of public health, primary health care and health promotion to promote equity and rights, and specific issues such as diversity and difference, mental health and human rights, children's rights and health equity, asylum and refugee health, and HIV/AIDS.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Country report (2000 words) 30%
Assessment task 2: Presentation on country report 10%
Assessment task 3: Project report (3000 words) 60%

Prescribed texts

Taket, A (2012) Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights. Abingdon: Routledge

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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