HSH709 - Health and Social Impact Assessment


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

This unit will next be offered in T2 2021. 

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Taught in intensive mode over 5 days (9 am to 5 pm daily) during the Trimester 2 mid-trimester break.


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.

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