Environmental Health - PHCM9612

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Course Outline: See Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2.5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: Students who are not enrolled in a postgraduate program in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine will need to provide approval from their program authority and the approval of the course convenor to

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course will take a broad look at current concepts in environmental health in Australia and overseas. Using the tools of toxicology, epidemiology and social science and case studies we will examine pollution in different media (air, water and soil etc), chemicals and pesticides, epidemics and food borne illness, the impact of climate change, the creation and interpretation of 'risk', environmental health risk assessment and health impact assessment, equity in environmental health, environmental politics and health and environmental sustainability and health. The course will be suitable for students who wish to gain a basic grounding in environmental health, with the option of more detailed investigation of specific concepts.

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