Healthy Planning - BEIL0011

Faculty: Built Environment

School: Planning and Urban Development

Course Outline: Built Environment

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 96 unit of credits completed

Equivalent: BENV2949

Excluded: BENV2949

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Healthy Planning is an inter-disciplinary elective for senior students studying to be built environment and health professionals. The course focuses on the ways in which built, natural and socio-cultural environments inhibit on the one hand, and on the other, can enhance and sustain the physical and psychological health of contemporary communities. The course will focus on the relationship between the urban environment and current health issues facing modern society-particularly life style related health problems such as obesity and depression, Research and theoretical issues which draw planning and health together will be discussed using specific case studies. Sessions will involve a mixture of lectures, participant discussion, presentations and strategic engagement with healthy planning tools.

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