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Health and Social Justice (POPH90300)

Find the subject in the Handbook here. Schedule: Semester 2 (Dual-Delivery)

Subject Description

This subject on social justice in public health emphasizes the belief that everyone should have equal rights and access to good health. It recognizes that current health inequities result from unequal distribution of resources and opportunities based on factors such as gender, class, race, and location. Drawing from social sciences, the course delves into the social, political, economic, and historical factors that underlie these health disparities. It advocates for promoting social justice in public health through strategies like health promotion, community development, empowerment, and advocacy. The subject explores social justice concepts, identifies issues, and discusses policy solutions to address historical and contemporary injustices. Students will develop skills in public health advocacy, focusing on both individual and community-level disparities, as well as social policy reform and community activism.

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• Review of public health social justice literature - 1,250 words (25%)

• Opinion/Editorial piece - 1,250 words (25%)

• Advocacy report - 2,500 words (50%)

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07 de dez. de 2023
Avaliado com 5 de 5 estrelas.

Fantastic subject! So interesting and really in-depth and thoughtful discussions. Some of the theoretical social justice was quite difficult and required dense readings but in a fun challenging way because there were such interesting cases to apply your learning too



06 de nov. de 2023
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I loved this course! The content is quite theory based so it's great if that's your cup of tea. Classes were structured with 1 hour of lecture time and 1 hour of discussion and activities, which was a great way to let the content sink in. We had regular guest lecturers which kept things interesting with plenty of opportunities to bounce ideas off of the lecturers. Assignments were well explained with plenty of guidance from the lecturers and activities to support our understanding of what to include. Really cannot recommend it enough.

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