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Therapeutic Landscapes (HORT90011)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Burnley)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeHORT90011
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject you will study research, applications and practice of therapeutic landscapes across social, community, horticultural and education settings. The content includes methods and approaches used in therapeutic horticulture, horticultural therapy programs, planning, design and construction of therapeutic landscapes, models and examples of successful practice in school, childrens and community gardens. Field visits and practical activities form part of the content.

Intended learning outcomes

On conclusion of this subject you should be able to define uses and applications of social and therapeutic horticulture; discuss theoretical models of human health and well-being; describe contextual issues in social and therapeutic horticulture; identify treatment models and practice used in horticultural therapy; outline the design and construction process for successful therapeutic landscapes; and discuss examples of social, therapeutic and community-based horticulture programs.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

This course requires all students to actively and safely participate in field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Student Equity and Disability Support.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



A literature review of 3000 words 50% (due 10 weeks after the teaching workshop); one field trip report of 1500 words (during teaching workshop) 30 %; and contributions to on-line discussion, equivalent to 1000 words (due over a 6-week period directly after the teaching workshop) 20%.

Dates & times

  • June
    Principal coordinatorJohn Rayner
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Burnley
    Contact hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018
    Last self-enrol date26 June 2018
    Census date13 July 2018
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 August 2018
    Assessment period ends 8 September 2018

    June contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 23 January 2019