HSH724 - Healthy Cities and Urban Communities


2021 unit information

Offering information:

Not offered 2021, next offered 2022.

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

5 x 2 hour campus seminars. Class material posted on CloudDeakin

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars


This unit will be offered in T1 from 2020 onwards.


This unit will investigate cities and urban developments as settings for health. It will provide students with an understanding of the key health issues for urban dwellers at the global and local levels, existing approaches to addressing these, along with new and emerging approaches. Topics to be addressed include: the history of urban public health, ecological public health perspectives, urban health inequities, the WHO Healthy Cities program, UN Principles for Healthy and Sustainable Places, new approaches and challengers for developing health urban environments. The unit will take an interdisciplinary learning approach embracing the contributions that both public health and urban planning make to improve the lives of urban dwellers.

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