SLE342 - Risks to Healthy Environments
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)|
Must have completed one of HSH205, SLE102, SLE103, SLE121, SLE201, SLE207
1 x 3 hour class per week
This unit is a combination of theory and practical case studies, designed to provide students with the understanding and hands-on experience necessary to identify and address risks to healthy environments. This unit includes: Case studies of urban, industrial, agricultural and/or natural environments at risk; the role of techniques such as indices of environmental health, epidemiology, toxicology and statistics in evaluating environmental and health concerns - data analysis and interpretation - the limitations associated with the various risk assessment techniques; approaches to risk management through policy, legislation, planning and management; risk management principles and planning; appropriate risk avoidance and minimisation for the case studies utilised; integration of risk management with environmental management principles.
Hazard identification assignment 10%, case study 30%, analysis of environmental risks 20%, group risk management exercise 40%