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HSH740 - People, Health and Planning

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Not offered 2016 - next offered 2017

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 2015: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
Offering information:

This unit is offered in alternate, odd years

Unit chair:






Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 2 all day seminars


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.


Assessment task 1: Individual discussion paper (2500 words) 50%
Assessment task 2: Group presentation (20 minutes) 20%
Assessment task 3: Individual written annotated bibliography (1500 words) 30%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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