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HSH103 - Health Protection

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2020 unit information 

Important Update:

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

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Justin Lawson
Prerequisite:

Nil 

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil 

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

11 face-to-face 2-hour seminars for on-campus students.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Cloud (online) Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 11 scheduled online 2-hour seminars for off-campus students. All online sessions are recorded.

Content

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 unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Identify and critique key national and international environmental health agencies, as well as regulatory programs, guidelines and authorities that control environmental health issues.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving 

ULO2

Explain relationships between environmental health safety standards, risks and related management procedures.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Review and interpret environmental health data, including toxicology and ecology.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Identify best-practice for promoting environmental health, health protection and ecologically sustainable development. GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO5

Critique plans and strategies that define and characterise the environmental factors that influence health.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking

Assessment

Trimester 2:
 
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Written report  1,500 words  35%
  • Week 4
Assessment 2: Case study report  2,000 words  45%
  • Week 8 
Assessment 3: Online test  30 minutes  20%
  • First exam week

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.

Learning Resource

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.

Recommended texts

Readings to be posted on Cloudsite.

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