• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code HELE-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Health and Environment Specialisation

Climate change and environmental destruction pose a challenge to everyone’s health and well-being. 

The health and environment specialisation of the Master of Culture, Health, and Medicine is a broad-ranging program that confronts  social, cultural, political, and economic challenges found at the intersection of health sustainability and environmental sustainability around the world.

Specialists from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment will equip you with critical research tools and an in-depth understanding of the interactions between population health and environmental management in the context of development.

Career opportunities

This specialisation will advance your career in health and the environment in government and non-government organisations, or as an independent consultant, health practitioner or researcher.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. analyse and articulate the social, political, economic, scientific, historical, and ethical perspectives on the environment and health;
  2. engage in high-level debate about environmental policy and practice in relation to human, animal, and ecological wellbeing; and
  3. apply a range of advanced interdisciplinary tools and methodologies to understand how environmental change, degradation, and sustainability affects health.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
BIOL8021 Health and Disease in a Changing World 6
EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development 6
ANTH8030 Critically Assessing Contemporary Development Practice 6
ANTH8044 Land Rights and Resource Development (Advanced) 12
BIAN6512 Ancient Health & Disease 6
CHMD8006 Global Health and Development 6
CHMD8019 Culture, Health, Medicine Internship 6
CHMD8020 The Future of Food and Human Health 6
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