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HSH340 - People, Health and Planning

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

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

Mardie Townsend

Incompatible with:

HSH740

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Note:

Unit commences in 2015

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 focuses on the interrelationships between the biophysical environment, environmental and urban planning legislation, policy and planning systems, and wellbeing. It will explore the way in which a range of aspects of our physical and social environment affect our health, and examine the planning and policy implications of this. On completion of the unit students should be able to: understand the links between people, health and place and the connection to planning, identify and apply public health evidence to planning issues, critique planning policy from a public health perspective, critique public health policy from a planning perspective and present a persuasive argument for integrating public health and planning policy/activity.

Assessment

Written group assignment (1500 words) 50%, written individual assignment (2000 words) 40%, online quiz (15 minutes) 10%

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