Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students 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. The subject is underpinned by an overall concern for promoting sustainable development. In the first part of the subject, students learn about essential environmental health concepts and tools. This is then followed by an exploration of how these concepts and tools are applied to managing environmental threats in media such air, water, food, soil and from climate change. Field visits will be an integral part of the subject.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Classes are held at the City Campus.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnvironmental Health in Australia and New ZealandRecommendedCromar, N., Cameron, S. & Fallowfield, H.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size65

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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBircan Erbas

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 33 - 43
Five 6.5 hours lecture per study period from week 33 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one literature review50
two written assignments50