Healthy Built Environments - BENV7712

Faculty: Built Environment

School: Planning and Urban Development

Course Outline: Built Environment

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Healthy Built Environments is a post graduate elective that focuses on the role of the built environment in supporting healthy behaviour for diverse communities. The course examines the ways in which health and built environment professionals are collaboratively addressing the epidemic of chronic disease associated with sedentary and socially isolated urban living. Current research, legislative and policy frameworks, together with best practice from Australia and abroad, are critically evaluated. The challenges of inter-disciplinary research, policy development and implementation are considered. This course is specifically designed for students undertaking post graduate studies in built environment and health and is closely aligned to the Healthy Built Environments Program @ the City Futures Research Centre. Classes involve a mixture of lectures, participant discussion and critical review, hands-on experience with different tools, and a group presentation and debate.


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