Offered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia, Sustainable Development for Health is an online unit that will introduce you to sustainable development theory and the inextricable links that sustainable development has with human health.
You will explore sustainable development through various perspectives, including human consumption of natural resources, equality and poverty, and urbanisation, in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between development and health issues.
You will also apply principles of sustainability to analyse policies and projects related to human health, and delve into the roles of the various stakeholders including health practitioners, government and international agencies in managing for a healthy and sustainable future.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
Areas of study
In this Sustainable Development for Health unit, the topics you will study include:
The origins of sustainable development
Australia's response to sustainable development
Driving forces behind sustainable development equality and poverty
Driving forces behind sustainable development human consumption of natural resources and our ecological footprint
Driving forces behind sustainable development population
Driving forces behind sustainable development urbanisation
Economics and sustainable development
Integrating sustainable development and environmental health practice
Integrated policies, strategies and actions - examples of action in sustainable development at various levels
Sustainable development – challenges for environmental health professionals
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit provides a comprehensive overview of the relationship between sustainable development and health issues, exploring sustainable development through varied perspectives including human consumption of natural resources, equality and poverty, and urbanisation.
You will learn to critically evaluate the main principles and practices of sustainable development; analyse policies and projects related to human health by applying the principles of sustainability. You will also learn to identify and explain the role of government and other agencies at various levels in managing health and sustainable development and environmental health practice.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Sustainable Development for Health from Curtin University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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