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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hour workshops |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours.
|Prerequisites:||Admission to a Masters program in the Faculty or permission of the coordinator.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Carolyn Whitzman
|Subject Overview:|| |
In recent years, there has been a greatly increased interest in the impacts of the built environment on health and wellbeing. At present, spatial inequalities in regards to opportunities for physical activity, access to work and employment, affordable housing, social services, and healthy food results in a greater burden of disease for particular social groups and in particular geographic areas. Many of the health problems in cities today, including cardio-vascular disease, violence, and depression, are linked to poor residential and recreational environments, lack of access to jobs and social services, social isolation, and low social cohesion. Planners, designers, and policy makers influence physical, social, natural, cultural, and economic environments. They therefore have a key role in ‘planning health in’, rather than ‘planning health out’, of communities.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Three 1,000 word practice-based assignments with short oral presentation (25% each); 2,000 word reflective essay (25%)|
|Recommended Texts:||Readings compiled by the coordinator.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject students should be able to: |
Master of Architecture(by Coursework) |
Master of Criminology (CWT)
Master of Planning and Design (Coursework)
Master of Public Health
Master of Urban Design
Master of Urban Planning
Master of Urban Planning
Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Design
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