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HSH306 - People, Health and Place

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Enrolment modes:

(B, CBD)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

F Andrews (B)

Prerequisite:HBS107 or completion of at least two level 1 Health Promotion units
Contact hours: 3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour tutorial/workshop) per week


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This unit will explore the way in which a range of aspects of our physical and social environment affect our health. These will include biophysical environment (access to nature, the effects of pollution), housing (the factors which influence individuals' access to and choice of housing), work and workplaces (strategies aimed at identifying, assessing, and controlling workplace hazards, in particular psychosocial and organisation stressors), schools (and models of health promoting schools), and urban and rural communities (and the ways they can influence health).


Essay (1500 words) 30%, group presentation and summary handout (500 words) 20%, examination (2 hours) 50%

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