ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

PHE2EHI

2019

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

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.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGlenda Verrinder

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolling students must have 120 credit points from previous study

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss the global and local human-environment interface as it relates to public health practice.

Activities:
Online learning through reading, watching, listening and discussing specific content. Discussion forums, reviewing the literature, presentation of assignments and completing quizzes form part of the leaning
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Describe and explain the main ecological and health promotion theories (eg. Systems thinking, Ecologically Sustainable Development), action frameworks (eg. The Ottawa charter for Health Promotion) and tools (eg. Legislation) that can support public health practice.

Activities:
Online learning through reading, watching, listening and discussing specific content. Discussion forums, reviewing the literature, presentation of assignments and completing quizzes form part of the leaning
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Describe and apply the basic principles of environmental health justice.

Activities:
Online learning through reading, watching, listening and discussing specific content. Discussion forums, reviewing the literature, presentation of assignments and completing quizzes form part of the leaning
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Appraise the environmental health literature and communicate environmental health issues to audiences using a range of modes and media.

Activities:
Online learning through reading, watching, listening and discussing specific content. Discussion forums, reviewing the literature, presentation of assignments and completing quizzes form part of the leaning
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlenda Verrinder

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (1,500-words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One online test (1,250-words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Participation in online activities (1,250-words equivalent, per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size90

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlenda Verrinder

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual essay (1,500-words)40 01, 02, 03, 04
One online test (1,250-words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Participation in online activities (1,250-words equivalent, per student)30 01, 02, 03, 04