HUMAN ECOLOGY AND HEALTH
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Credit points: 15
In this unit students will examine the health status of humans as individuals, groups and populations in relation to their adaptation to environmental changes. Content includes humans, their health and disease in relation to ecosystems, the interplay between biological, microbiological and cultural processes, genetic and cultural adaptation to new circumstances and conflicts between the evolution of the hunter-gatherer life style, the process of 'civilisation' and the development of agricultural and industrial communities.
SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School
Subject Co-ordinatorGlenda Verrinder
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Special conditions This subject runs in conjunction with BIO10ES Environmental Science.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Human ecology and health||Prescribed||Verrinder, A 2003||3RD EDN, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, BENDIGO|
|Readings||Planetary overload||Prescribed||McMichael, AJ 1993||CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of health as function of the relationship between humans and the environment in which we live. This covers our physiological needs and principles of sustainability.
- Assignment, practical report, final examination.
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