Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction
    • The role and objectives of EIA & HIA
    • HIAs in Australia
    • The value of integrating health with environmental impact assessments
    • The HIA process: the preliminary stage
    • The HIA process: risk assessment
    • Health risk management and implementation
    • HIA report preparation and evaluation
    • Improvements in the HIA and EIA processes
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. describe and critically comment on the role and objectives of Health Impact Assessment
  2. analyse requirement and role of Health Impact Assessment in local or international contexts
  3. analyse the processes of development and evaluation of a Health Impact Assessment
  4. conduct Health Impact Assessments evaluating the factors influencing human health in relation to Health Impact Assessment
  5. integrate Health Impact Assessment into impact assessment structures elucidating the processes and methods by which health impacts can be assessed.
  • Assignment 1 - Short position paper (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Health Impact Assessment Case (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Invigilated Exam (45%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject will explore the field of Health Impact Assessment. The subject will describe the historical background and development of the Health Impact Assessment discipline. Students will be encouraged to think critically about how health impact assessments inform evidence-based decision making for policy-, project- and plan development. Case studies and investigations of Health Impact Assessment will ensure students are capable of integrating their knowledge into real-world scenarios. Integrated and holistic methods for impact assessments will be discussed.

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