ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON HEALTH

PHE5ENV

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will learn about the ways in which we assess, manage and communicate risks to human health from a broad range of environmental hazards in natural, urban, workplace and other environments. Through readings and presentations, field trips and assignment work you will learn about essential environmental health concepts and tools and how these are applied to managing human health threats in the built environment, air, water, food, soil and climate. Your learning will be assessed through a journal and written works.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Classes are held at the City Campus.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain how the environment is a key element of public health and the need for a multidisciplinary approach to address environmental influences on health

Activities:
Lectures, case studies

02. Illustrate the roles of air, water, climate, food, radiation, chemicals, injuries, environmental disasters and the built environment on public health and consider and design strategies to mitigate their impacts on global health

Activities:
Lectures, case studies

03. Advise risk assessment procedures in relation to environment on human populations health

Activities:
Lectures, case studies

04. Evaluate the health risks due to hazardous occupational and environmental exposures and design strategies to reduce risks to human health.

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, field trip

05. Illustrate local environmental issues and apply strategies discussed to reduce the impact on human health

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, field trip

06. Critically analyse, synthesise, interpret, summarise and apply significant environmental and public health literature

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, field trip

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Week 31-37, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 35
Five 6.5 hours lecture per study period from week 31 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one literature review50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
two written assignments50 03, 02, 01, 04