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Unit details

HSH306 - People, Health and Place

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Fiona Andrews

Prerequisite:

HBS107. Desirable to have completed HSH207

Contact hours:

3 hours - 1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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). This unit will also explore how the physical and social environment affects the health and wellbeing of specific groups in society including migrants, Indigenous Australians, those living with a disability and older people.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Essay (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 2: Group presentation and summary handout (500 words) 20%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$2898$2996

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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