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Housing and Healthy Neighbourhoods (Distance Learning)


Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZVRTJ-15-M

Level

M

Fees

Course Dates

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Course Dates

Course Information : Accredited by CIEH - Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. All students must complete an On-line Induction, prior to starting the Module, to make sure they can access all material and on-line classrooms. This will be organised by the Programme/Module Leader. If a student is completing more than one Module one Induction will be sufficient. All students must have the following equipment available as required as part of acceptance onto the module • Compatible Computer; • Webcam • USB connected headset and microphone; • Adequate Broadband width and must be able to access the Module with Google Chrome or Firefox. Distance Learning: Dates and times of Collaborate Sessions to be provided in the Module Handbook. Submission dates: Reflective Blog: 15th April 2020 (TBC) Written Assignment: 22nd April 2020 (TBC)

Venue

CPD DISTANCE LEARNING (GLENSIDE)

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Applications

University

Assessment

The assessment for this module comprises of a reflective blog and a written theory based assignment. This two part assessment assesses all the specific module learning outcomes in addition to the CIEH Knowledge and Skills domains.

Full details can be found in the Module Handbook and on the module's Blackboard site.

Careers/further study

This course can contribute towards:

  • PGCert/PGDip/MSc Environmental Health
  • MSc Environmental Health Studies

Content

The course syllabus covers the following:

  • The various forms of historical and contemporary building construction techniques; the diagnosis and remediation of common housing defects of public health significance.
  • The relationship between housing and health: accepted and emerging evidence; social inequalities and their influence on housing risk factors and health; housing condition variance geographically and across tenures;
  • Area deprivation and social exclusion: Causes of neighbourhood decline (social, economic, government policies); Indices of deprivation; review of the efficacy of government regeneration policies past and present; legal basis for neighbourhood renewal; partnership working and community involvement in renewal/regeneration activities.
  • Application of risk assessment techniques in characterising the health and safety risks associated with housing of varying construction types, age, tenure and occupancy; utilisation of appropriate statutory guidance documents in quantifying risk; critical awareness of the uncertainties associated with risk assessment methodologies.
  • Application of housing law in improving housing conditions: Knowledge and application of primary and secondary legislation; the utilisation of statutory guidance to inform and support decision making; statutory duties and powers; the efficacy of housing legislation in improving housing conditions and protecting public health.
  • Consideration of the potential for elevated health and safety risks associated with multi-occupied housing in relation to matters such as fire, overcrowding and shared amenities; evaluation of the strategies and interventions available to eliminate/mitigate risk.
  • Consideration of the features of sustainable housing and communities: Carbon emissions and contributions to climate change; energy efficient housing; land use planning; transport planning; healthy environments; flooding; water supply and demand.

Course Director

Ellis Turner

Introduction

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to access, synthesise, critically analyse and apply knowledge and understanding of:

  • Historical and contemporary forms of building construction and the diagnosis and remediation of housing defects of public health significance.
  • A range of quantitative and qualitative data sources and policy documents pertaining to housing and health.
  • Current evidence on the relationship between housing and health, with specific consideration of the physical, psychosocial and behavioural mechanisms which contribute to a range of health outcomes.
  • Social inequalities and their influence on housing risk factors and health.
  • The principles of risk assessment in characterising the health & safety risks associated with housing of various construction types and tenures.
  • The legal mechanisms available to tackle poor housing conditions and mitigate risk.
  • The socio-economic factors which can result in neighbourhood decline and the mechanisms available for area renewal or improvement in remedying housing, social and environmental problems.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching is delivered in the form of up to 12 online lectures (delivered with Adobe Presenter software or software of an equivalent nature). Online seminars, formative assessments and other forms of interactive/collaborative activities will utilise tools such as Blackboard Collaborate, Blogs, Wikis, quizzes and discussion boards. These will be delivered via the Blackboard learning management system.

Essential, indicative and supplementary online learning materials and resources are also provided via Blackboard, with links to online library resources.

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Title

15 credit Masters level module


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