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Unit details

HSH736 - Community Consultation and Participation

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)

Next offered 2014 and 2016

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Offering information:

This unit is offered in alternate, even years, next offered 2016, 2018

Unit chair:

Rebecca Patrick

Contact hours:

2 x 2 day seminars

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 allows students to gain an understanding of the theory, history, contexts, process and outcomes of community consultation and participation. Community consultation and participation will be explored in relation to the health, environment, architecture and urban planning sectors. The unit will focus on developing skills in designing and implementing community consultation programs, and facilitating community participation in policy- and decision-making.  On completion of the unit students should be able to: explore contexts for consultation with and participation by individuals, households, organisations and communities; understand the process of development of participation and consultation policies and practices affecting individuals, households, organisations and communities; identify the opportunities for individuals, households, organisations and communities to influence policies and decisions affecting their lives; review and evaluate examples of community consultation and participation; develop skills in community consultation; and understand the strategies available to maximise the participation by individuals, households organisations and communities in policy- and decision-making, and develop the skills to utilise these strategies.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Individual written media release (500 words) 10%

Assessment task 2: Group consultation plan (2500 words) 50%

Assessment task 3: Individual written paper (2000 words) 40%

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