- Specialist Certificate in Design for Health and Wellbeing
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
About this course
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Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of research evidence, debates, policies and practices related to design for health and wellbeing;
- Demonstrate awareness of the impact of spatial considerations (including landscape) for user health and wellbeing;
- Inform policy and practice related to design for health and wellbeing;
- Plan and execute an evaluation project related to a chosen topical health or wellbeing issue.
- The use of advanced information sources and retrieval of appropriate information;
- Critical, spatial and theoretical thinking through presentations, research papers, conceptualising theoretical problems, forming arguments from conflicting evidence, and by critical analysis;
- An introduction to research and design-research methodologies and methods including empirical research methods drawn from the sciences and humanities relevant to the built environment;
- Time management and planning through organising workloads and substantial projects;
- Team work through online discussions and peer feedback.
The main focus of the Specialist Certificate in Design for Health and Wellbeing is an introduction to evidence related to how the built environment impacts the health and wellbeing of users.
Skills that will contribute to the improvement of our built environment for user health and wellbeing;
- A grounding in evidence based built environment design related to health and wellbeing;
- An understanding of systems, structures and policies in Australia and other countries that impact built environment decisions related to health and wellbeing;
- The skills to communicate effectively with designers and non-designers and to work within teams;
- The ability to identify and discuss current and key challenges in design for health and wellbeing from a global perspective
Last updated: 12 November 2022