Environmental Health Management - 2016

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Unit summary

MPH405

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Literature review (15%) , Assignment 2 - Report (35%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

This unit introduces a variety of environmental health issues, and examines their causes, health impacts and possible management strategies. Considers the dimensions of, and current trends in, environmental health and the roles of government and international agencies in environmental health management.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. evaluate the diverse topics and scientific disciplines that make up the critical knowledge base of environmental health
  2. examine the important chemical, physical and biological hazards in the environment and risk to health from environmental factors
  3. analyse the basic requirements for a healthy environment and how disturbances to the major environmental components may impact health outcomes
  4. assess the role of government and international agencies at various levels in managing environmental health.
  • Assignment 1 — Literature review (15%)
  • Assignment 2 — Report (35%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CEH602 — Environmental Health Management

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Origins, dimensions and trends in environmental health
2The role of government
3Environmental health, hazards and pollutants
4Air pollution (indoor and outdoor), water pollution, other health areas (food, noise)
5Wastewater management
6Solid waste management
7Industrial pollution management
8Global issues and climate change

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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