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CHP307 Principles and Practices of Sustainable Community Development (8)


Indigenous communities are undergoing rapid and often unsustainable change processes. Graduates of this subject will develop skills which will enable them to monitor, design, implement and evaluate change processes in order to achieve more sustainable health outcomes.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Nursing and Health Science

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Upon completion of the subject the learner will be able to:
- Describe global trends in sustainable development
- Discuss international instruments, conventions and
frameworks on sustainability.
- Discuss the impact of movements for sustainability on
Indigenous wellbeing locally and globally.
- Scope the current context of Indigenous development
- Describe and compare innovative approaches to development.
- Discuss the importance of good communication in a divided
and competitive community.
- Discuss examples of actions for sustainable change.
- Discuss the principles of management of sustainable change.


The subject will cover the following topics:
The syllabus will cover the following topics: - Building Networks - Identifying stakeholders - Holistic health frameworks - The new public health - Ottowa Charter, Earth Charter, Health for All. - Complexity - Systems Thinking - Evidence based change - Multiple Knowledges - Acting together - Capacity building - Leadership

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 6 day residential school. Residentials will provide students with intensive support with lectures and tutorials providing the students with enough support to achieve satisfactory subject performance outcomes.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.