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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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