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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 completion of this subject, students 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.
In addition to learning specific skills that will assist students in their future careers in science, they will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any future career path. These include:
- Source, interpret and apply information from a range of sources, including scientific literature, to discuss issues pertinent to therapeutic landscapes
- Investigate, analyse and evaluate issues pertaining to social and therapeutic horticulture
- Demonstrate effective communication, teamwork and presentation skills in the completion of the subject; and
- Plan and manage workloads in relation to coursework activities and assessment tasks
Last updated: 31 January 2024