Environmental Health Management
Examine and interpret cause and effect of environmental health issues. Consider the roles of government and agencies managing pollution and waste.Study forms of indoor and outdoor pollution, waste trends and global issues triggering climate change.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- evaluate the diverse topics and scientific disciplines that make up the critical knowledge base of environmental health
- examine the important chemical, physical and biological hazards in the environment and risk to health from environmental factors
- analyse the basic requirements for a healthy environment and how disturbances to the major environmental components may impact health outcomes
- assess the role of government and international agencies at various levels in managing environmental health.
- 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
- Web links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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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