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HSH709 - Health and Social Impact Assessment

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Berni Murphy





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Contact hours:

Taught in intensive mode during the week Monday 10 August to Friday 14 August 2015


This unit allows students to gain an understanding of the history, contexts, processes and outcomes of health and social impact assessment. It will develop skills which will enable students to understand the application of either SIA or HIA. Links between health/ environmental/ social impact assessment and policy assessment will be explored with particular reference to their relevance for individual and community wellbeing. Case studies undertaken in Australia and overseas will be used to illustrate the theories and students will have the opportunity to review and evaluate impact assessment projects relating to health and social impacts of developments within policy frameworks or within a community setting.


Assessment task 1: Individual assignment (1500 words) 30%
Assessment task 2: Group presentation 20%
Assessment task 3: Essay (2500 words) 50%

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