HSH728 - Health Equity and Human Rights
2020 unit information
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Cloud (online)
HSH701 or HSH703 or HSW701. Corequisite units can also be studied prior to taking this unit.
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
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including one scheduled online workshop per week of up to 2 hours’ duration
*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery
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.
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