Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures and 18 hours practical/tutorial sessions
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
|Non Allowed Subjects:
|Core Participation Requirements:
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Terry Walshe
|The subject outlines the history and social context of risk, and introduces the psychology of risk perception. On completing this subject you should be familiar with different concepts of risk, means of estimation, and the strengths and flaws of different approaches. The subject outlines exposure pathways, the ecological processes associated with contamination in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. You should develop conceptual models and estimate exposures to risk and responses in human environments and ecological systems. You should learn how to perform fundamental hazard and ecological risk assessment procedures, empirical modelling, logic trees, interval arithmetic, Monte Carlo for static and dynamic problems, and applications to species, community and ecosystem problems. The application of these tools is outlined within processes of risk management and communication.
|At the completion of the subject, participants should be able to:
|You are required to complete an application of the methods to a real, work-based problem. A report from this work is worth 20% of your mark. The balance is made up of 30% for practicals and 50% for a 3-hour exam.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Master of Environment
Master of Environment
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
Master of Science (Environmental Science)
Master of Science (Geography)
Postgraduate Certificate in Environment
Postgraduate Diploma in Environment
Conservation, Restoration and Landscape Management
Energy Efficiency Modelling and Implementation
Integrated Water Catchment Management
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