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HSH740 - People, Health and Planning

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Offering information:

Not offered 2014, next offered 2015

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 2015: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
Offering information:

This unit is offered in alternate, odd years, next offered 2015

Unit chair:

R Patrick

Contact hours:

2 x 2 all day seminars


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.


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%

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