2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
11 face-to-face 2-hour seminars for on-campus students.
Cloud (online) Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 11 scheduled online 2-hour seminars for off-campus students. All online sessions are recorded.
This unit will cover approaches to assessing, preventing and controlling environmental hazards that pose human health and safety risks. In order to understand environmental hazards the use of environmental health data, including toxicology and ecology, will be employed. The unit comprises the study of key national and international environmental health agencies, as well as regulatory programs, guidelines and authorities that control environmental health. This unit will frame health protection from public health and ecologically sustainable development perspectives, to further understand contemporary health challenges.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking GLO5: Problem solving
Explain relationships between environmental health safety standards, risks and related management procedures.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Review and interpret environmental health data, including toxicology and ecology.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Critique plans and strategies that define and characterise the environmental factors that influence health.
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Ghebrehewet, S, Stewart, AG, Baxter, D, Shears, P, Conrad, D, & Kliner, M (eds) 2016. Health Protection: Principles and Practice, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Copies of the essential learning resources can be found as eBook sources using the Talis system, which is linked in the CloudDeakin site.
Readings to be posted on Cloudsite.
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