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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 hours contact per week |
Total Time Commitment: In addition students are expected to undertake at least 8 hours per week in further reading, preparation for tutorials and undertaking written assignments and examination preparation.
|Prerequisites:||Students are strongly advised to have completed 505-102 Epidemiology or equivalent|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorVictorian Consortium for Public Health
|Subject Overview:||At the end of the unit, students should be able to: |
• nominate the important chemical, physical and biological hazards in the environment and risks to health from environmental factors in Australia;
• demonstrate fluency with the terminology used to describe chemical, physical and microbiological hazards encountered in the community;
• critically appraise published epidemiological articles related to environmental health risks;
• relate methods to identify common hazards in environmental media such as water, air and food, and methods to assess the degree of risk from these hazards;
• nominate common interventions used to control environmental risks and prevent injury, including standard setting, and the key personal, social and economic factors that inhibit controls or lessen their impact, and;
• effectively and sensitively communicate information and principles about environmental hazards and risks.
|Assessment:||A minor assignment (30%), a major assignment (40%), plus a multiple choice question examination (30%)|
|Prescribed Texts:||Cromar N et al. Environmental Health in Australia and New Zealand. Oxford University Press 2004.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
|Links to further information:||http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au|
|Notes:||This subject is a Master of Public Health Consortium subject.|
Master of Public Health |
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