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
Must have completed one of HSH205, SLE102, SLE103, SLE121, SLE201 or SLE207
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1 hour online seminar per week.
This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and address risks to healthy environments. Through case studies of urban, industrial, agricultural and/or natural environments at risk, students will assess the role of techniques such as indices of environmental health, epidemiology, toxicology and statistics and evaluate environmental and health concerns. They will also study 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; and integration of risk management with environmental management principles.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unitsuccessful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Identify environments at risk and determine the need for a risk assessment
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinking
Evaluate risk management strategies with the principles of ecologically sustainable development and the precautionary principle
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinking
Demonstrate methods for conducting risk assessment and analyse data to determine appropriate actions.
GLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Apply risk management strategies to optimise preferred outcomes and monitor risk management outcomes.
GLO5: Problem solvingGLO7: Teamwork
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SLE342 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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