HSH770 - Health Protection


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HSH103
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students are expected to attend 1 x 2 hour on-campus seminar each week, and complete self-directed online learning activities via the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Equivalent to campus lecture content weekly delivery; 1 x 2 hour seminar conducted via Zoom on weekly basis throughout seminar.


This unit will cover approaches to assessing, preventing and controlling environmental hazards that pose human health and safety risks. To understand environmental hazards, 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 within the fields of public health, planetary health, OneHealth, and EcoHealth to further understand the challenges being faced in the Anthropocene era.

Recommended texts

Readings to be posted on the unit site.

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