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HSH306 - People, Health and Place

Enrolment modes:

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

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

F Andrews

Prerequisite:HBS107 or completion of at least two level 1 Health Promotion units
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.


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), and communities (for example urban and rural communities and the ways they can influence health). This unit will also explore how the physical and social environment affects the health and wellbeing of specific groups in society including indigenous Australians, those living with a disability and older people.


Essay (1500 words) 30%, group presentation and summary handout (500 words) 20%, examination (2 hours) 50%

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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