HSH728 - Health Equity and Human Rights

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125



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

Incompatible with:


Scheduled learning activities - campus

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.


Assessment task 1: Short answer questions (1000 words total) 20%

Assessment task 2: Group presentation 30%

Assessment task 3: Report (2500 words) 50%

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