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HSH724 - Glocal Action for Healthy Cities and Communities

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

E de Leeuw

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 investigate cities from an ecological public health perspective. The unit is concerned with parallel histories of the health of people and their urban environments. The unit will provide students with an understanding of the changing views about people, ecology, politics, cities and health, in different times and places. Topics to be addressed include environments and health, social ecology of cities, urban transformation - impact of globalisation on urban design and community life, participation and empowerment, local expressions of grassroots advocacy around health and wellbeing, WHO Healthy Cities and Urban Governance, government policies and programs impacting on cities and municipalities and monitoring and evaluation - social indicators.


Cloud (online) wiki individual reflection on a city/town of the student's choice (2000 words) 40%, Cloud (online) wiki scholarly group assignment on Healthy City principles and practices (equivalent to 3000 words) 60%

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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