hlt1heh human ecology and health



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGlenda Verrinder

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject runs in conjunction with BIO10ES Environmental Science.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHuman ecology and healthPrescribedVerrinder, A 20033RD EDN, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, BENDIGO
ReadingsPlanetary overloadPrescribedMcMichael, AJ 1993CAMBRIDGE 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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