ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

PHE2EHI

2021

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.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEvelien Spelten

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolling students must have 120 credit points from previous study

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Discuss the global and local human-environment interface as it relates to public health practice.
02. Describe and explain the main ecological and health promotion theories (e.g. Systems thinking, Ecologically Sustainable Development), action frameworks (e.g. The Ottawa charter for Health Promotion and tools (e.g. Legislation that can support public health practice.
03. Describe and apply the basic principles of environmental health justice.
04. Appraise the environmental health literature and communicate environmental health issues to audiences using a range of modes and media.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size30

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvelien Spelten

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual essay (1,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One online test (1,250-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Participation in online activities (1,250-words equivalent, per student)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size90

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvelien Spelten

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual essay (1,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One online test (1,250-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Participation in online activities (1,250-words equivalent, per student)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4