Health and environment (Master of Sustainability)



Human health and wellbeing is intricately linked to the health of the natural environment. Climate change, environmental degradation and unsustainable living are causing a range of physical and mental health impacts that require evidence-based, systems thinking and co-designed interventions. This specialisation enhances your understanding of the complex relationship between human health and the environment through exploration of topics in public health, health promotion, health equity and human rights, social impact assessments, and community consultation and participation.

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Burwood (Melbourne), Online

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  • Principles and Practice of Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • HMC703-OD Promoting Human and Planetary Health (0.5 credit points) ^

    Plus one from:

  • Community Consultation and Participation
  • Health Equity and Human Rights
  • Plus one from:

    MMC706-OD Change tools (0.5 credit points) ^
    MMC705-OD Innovation and leadership (0.5 credit points) ^

    ^ Students complete these Deakin approved microcredentials (Stackable Short Courses) to count towards the Health and Environment specialisation. These fully online microcredentials suit professionals with busy lives and work commitments, allowing you to complete microcredentials anytime and anywhere. Please refer to Microcredential learner support for more information.