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SLE342 - Risks to Healthy Environments

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trevor Thornton


Must have completed one of HSH205, SLE102, SLE103, SLE121, SLE201, SLE207



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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%

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