HSH702 - Contemporary Health Issues and Policies


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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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

Online independent and collaborative learning activities and 1 x 2 hour face-to-face or online seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

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


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

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


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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