HSH702 - Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar per week (11 seminars)

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week

Note:

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

H756, H757 and H759 students are advised to have successfully completed at least 4 postgraduate units before enrolling in this unit.

Content

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.

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