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Environmental Health (6 points)


Leader: Mr Tom Jeavons

Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Malaysia Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)
Malaysia Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The subject uses an ecological approach to examine the relationships between humans and their environment. Various factors in the physical, chemical, and biological environment are studied from an epidemiological perspective. Case studies introduce students to ways of assessing environmental hazards, and control measures are discussed. Current environmental health issues such as world health, indoor air pollution, and global warming are considered.

Assessment: Journal article critique: 10% + Internet research assessment: 10% + Written assignment (2000-3000 words): 20% + End-of-semester examination (3 hours): 60%

Contact Hours: Equivalent of three 1-hour lectures, one 1-hour tutorial and one 2-hour practical work/field work per week

Prerequisites: ENV1616 or BIO1637 or BIO1711

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