Health, nature and sustainability (Bachelor of Health Sciences)



This major will explore the inextricable links between human health and the health of the planet. Sustainability issues such as climate change, ecological footprints, sustainable food systems and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be explored. Students will develop skills in identifying the impact of human activity on the natural environment as well as explore other environments that impact human health. They will also be able to respond to current and future health and sustainability challenges using knowledge of the socio-ecological determinants of health, systems thinking, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and nature as a setting for health prevention and promotion.

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Key information


Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Unit set code

MJ-H000043 - Major

MN-H000043 - Minor

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  • Local and Global Environments for Health *
  • Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • Community Development: Social Work Theory and Practice D *
  • Creating Sustainable Futures *
  • People, Health and Place *
  • Health in Action: Planning for Sustainable Change
  • *Units required for Minor sequence