Unit description

Students will develop an understanding of how health inequities develop and the multifaceted nature of health equity practice. The impact that strategies have on health disparities will be critically analysed and current national and global initiatives aimed at reducing inequities in health will be reviewed.

Unit content

Topic 1: The language of Health Equity 
Topic 2: Evolution of Health Determinant theory 
Topic 3: People based health determinants 
Topic 4: Place based health determinants 
Topic 5: Opportunity based health determinants 
Topic 6: Best practice principles and evidenced based models to reduce inequities in health 
Topic 7: Tools, data and indicators for health equity practice 
Topic 8: Health Inequity – national and global context

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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