Subject details

  • Topics
    • Origins, dimensions and trends in environmental health
    • The role of government
    • Environmental health, hazards and pollutants
    • Air pollution (indoor and outdoor), water pollution, other health areas (food, noise)
    • Wastewater management
    • Solid waste management
    • Industrial pollution management
    • Global issues and climate change
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject 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 - Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Report (35%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • CUR-CEH602

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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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