ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

PHE2EHI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will gain an understanding of the interrelationship between the physical environment and human health, and environmental health and public health practice. The main themes covered within this subject include global and local environmental issues, environmental justice, ecological sustainability, environmental management and legislation. This subject will also provide students with an introduction to the frameworks that public health and health promotion practitioners can use to contribute to an ecologically sustainable world, and so contribute to improving human health. This subject is taught online.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGlenda Verrinder

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolling students must have 120 credit points from previous study

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss the global and local human-environment interface as it relates to public health practice.

Activities:
Online modules and discussions, literature review and management plan.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

02. Describe the main ecological and health promotion theories (eg. Ecologically Sustainable Development), action frameworks (eg. Health Cities) and tools (eg. Risk Management and Legislation) that can support public health practice.

Activities:
Online modules and discussion, management plan, online test.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Writing (Writing)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

03. Describe and apply the basic principles of environmental health justice.

Activities:
Online modules and discussion, online test.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

04. Appraise the environmental health literature and communicate environmental health issues to audiences using a range of modes and media.

Activities:
Online modules and discussion, literature review and management plan.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size40

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlenda Verrinder

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via online.

Tutorial
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word individual essay.40 01, 02, 03, 04
One online test (equiv. to 1250 words).30 01, 02, 03, 04
Participation in online activities (equiv. to 1250 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size110

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlenda Verrinder

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word individual essay.40 01, 02, 03, 04
One online test (equiv. to 1250 words).30 01, 02, 03, 04
Participation in online activities (equiv. to 1250 words per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04