Healthy and Sustainable Places (8578.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Public Health||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the impact of environments on human health at a range of scales and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives;
2. Use systems thinking methods to explore the dynamics of human settlement patterns and identify leverage points for intervention;
3. Evaluate strategies for healthy and sustainable place making, including community development, behaviour change, and policy and legislative approaches;
4. Critically analyse different policy and planning responses within Australia and from other nations to the case for more healthy and sustainable places; and
5. Identify future challenges in the broad field of healthy and sustainable place making.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||01 June 2021||Flexible||Dr Ro McFarlane|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Ro McFarlane|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||Flexible||Prof Shawn Somerset|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Ro McFarlane|
Dannenberg, A. L., Frumkin H. & Jackson, R. J. (2011), Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability. Washington DC, USA, Island Press.
The text is available as an ebook or on short term loan from the UC Library.
There is a related website at http://makinghealthyplaces.com/
Other resources are provided on the modules
Inclusion and engagement
This unit is inclusive. Participants with visual impairs and other disadvantages might require technical assistance to access learning material and should seek unit convenors advice prior enrollment.
This unit is offerd on campus. In line with COVID-19 outbreak preparedness lectures are recorded and most tutorial material is available online.
We value experiential learning. This is maximised in face to face tutorials and attendance is recommended.
It is also respectful to guest presenters.
You are required to participate in the local Field Trip in Week 3 with guest Tour Guides (and using public transport and walking).
The unit also requires you to get out walking to complete an audit of either an area close to your home or at the UC campus if this is where you live.
You need to participate in the four online fora, and to take seriously the 150 hour guideline, for a 3 unit course.
Required IT skills
This unit may involve online meetings in real time using Blackboard Collaborrate, zoom or equivalent, if so a microphone will be essential. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the LearnOnline Student Help.
You will also be required to produce a 10 minute presentation, involving both pictures and sound (Audit of Place). This can be done using powerpoint, prezi, or by making a video with youtube.
Public transport and walking will be used for the field trip
Work placement, internships or practicums
There is one "virtual" self-directed field trip.
Assessment items are moderated according to Faculty of Health Guidelines for Moderation.
Announcements made on Canvas are deemed to be made to the whole group. Please check the Healthy and Sustainable Places Canvas site (http://learnonline.canberra.edu.au) regularly for messages.
It is necessary that you submit written assignments via Canvas (http://learnonline.canberra.edu.au).
You must keep a copy of your assignments.
- Winter Term, 2021, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (201141)
- Semester 2, 2020, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (196570)
- Winter Term, 2020, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (194707)
- Semester 2, 2019, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (188635)
- Winter Term, 2019, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (189573)
- Winter Term, 2018, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (182967)