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HSH740 - People, Health and Planning

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Credit point(s):1

Trimester 3 2013

Not offered Trimester 3 2014

Next offered Trimester 3 2015

Offering information:

(This unit is offered in alternate, odd years. Offered Trimester 3 2013-2014)

Unit chair:M Townsend
Contact hours:

2 x 2 all day seminars

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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.


Individual discussion paper (2500 words) 50%, group site visit report (3000-5000 words total) 40%, individual written review of Environments for Health Framework (500 words) 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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