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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPrue Bagley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBasic environmental health.RecommendedYassi, A, Kjellstrom, T, de Kok, T & Guidotti, TL 2001OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, OXFORD.
ReadingsEnvironmental health in Australia and New Zealand.RecommendedCromar, N et al (eds) 2004OXFORD, MELBOURNE.
ReadingsThe National Environmental Health Strategy.RecommendedCommonwealth of Australia 1999COMMONWEALTH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGED CARE, CANBERRA.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2014, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size200

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrue Bagley

Class requirements

One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via online.
"Online equivalent of two hours of lectures per week."

One 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via online.
"Online equivalent of a one-hour tutorial per week."


Assessment elementComments%
One 1,500-word report.50
One 1-hour online test (equiv to 1,000 words).30
One online test (equiv to 1,000 words).20