PUB HLTH 7148 - Environmental and Occupational Health (CMVH)

North Terrace Campus - Quadmester 4 - 2019

Aims of Course Building on the online Level 1 course, and using a variety of scenarios relevant to military personnel, the course aims to: (1) Introduce a range of environmental factors which may pose a risk to the health of military populations (2) Introduce risk assessment methods for evaluating and controlling such risks (3) Discuss a variety of diseases associated with exposure to common military occupational and environmental factors, and approaches to investigating the work-relatedness of disease (4) To briefly introduce the historical and administrative aspects of occupational and environmental health and its implications for the ADF.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PUB HLTH 7148
    Course Environmental and Occupational Health (CMVH)
    Coordinating Unit Public Health
    Term Quadmester 4
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Online - Internal mode depending on numbers
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Restrictions Available to Defence Force personnel only
    Course Description Aims of Course
    Building on the online Level 1 course, and using a variety of scenarios relevant to military personnel, the course aims to:
    (1) Introduce a range of environmental factors which may pose a risk to the health of military populations
    (2) Introduce risk assessment methods for evaluating and controlling such risks
    (3) Discuss a variety of diseases associated with exposure to common military occupational and environmental factors, and approaches to investigating the work-relatedness of disease
    (4) To briefly introduce the historical and administrative aspects of occupational and environmental health and its implications for the ADF.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Dino Pisaniello

    Phone: +61 8313 3571
    Email: dino.pisaniello@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: OEH Laboratory, 28 Anderson Street, Thebarton
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.


    Details of the Timetable will be made available to participants nominated by Defence.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the nature of environmental hazards, and the ways in which they impinge upon the ADF, communities and occupational groups.
    2. Outline the types of factors that influence the distribution of health disorders, within an exposed population (e.g. intensity, duration, susceptibility).
    3. Describe conceptual frameworks for analysing and managing occupational and environmental health hazards.
    4. Apply risk management frameworks to contemporary occupational health issues in Defence, recognising the roles of various occupational health professionals.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1-4
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2, 3
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    N/A
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1, 4
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
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    Recommended Resources
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    Online Learning
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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
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    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

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    Learning Activities Summary
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    Specific Course Requirements
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    Small Group Discovery Experience
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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
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    Assessment Related Requirements
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    Assessment Detail
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    Submission
    Extensions
    All extensions for assignments must be requested, at the latest, by the last working day before the due date of submission.   Extensions will generally be granted only on medical or genuine compassionate grounds.  Supporting documentation must be  provided at the time a student requests an extension.  Without documentation, extensions will not be granted.  Late requests for  extension will neither be accepted nor acknowledged.

    Only the Course Co-ordinator(s) may grant extensions.
     
    Supporting documentation will be required when requesting an extension. Examples of documents that are acceptable include: a  medical certificate that specifies dates of incapacity, a police report (in the case of lost computers, car & household theft etc.), a  letter from a Student Counsellor, Education and Welfare Officer (EWO) or Disability Liaison Officer that provides an assessment of  compassionate circumstances, or a letter from an independent external counsellor or appropriate professional able to verify the  student’s situation.  The length of any extension granted will take into account the period and severity of any incapacity or impact  on the student.  Extensions of more than 10 days will not be granted except in exceptional circumstances.

    Late submission
    Marks will be deducted when assignments for which no extension has been granted are handed in late.

    All assignments, including those handed in late, will be assessed on their merits.  In the case of late assignments where no  extension has been granted, 5 percentage points of the total marks possible per day will be deducted.  If an assignment that is 2  days late is awarded 65% on its merits, the mark will then be reduced by 10% (5% per day for 2 days) to 55%.  If that same  assignment is 4 days late, the mark will be reduced by 20% (5% per day for 4 days) to 45%, and so on.

    The School of Public Health reserves the right to refuse to accept an assignment that is more than 7 days late.

    Assignments submitted after the due date may not be graded in time to be returned on the listed return dates.

    Students submitting examinable written work who request (and receive) an extension that takes them beyond the examination  period are advised that there is no guarantee that their grades will be processed in time to meet usual University deadlines.

    Resubmission
    If a student is dissatisfied with an assessment grade they should follow the Student Grievance Resolution Process  <https://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/grievance/process/>.  Students who are not satisfied with a particular assessment result should raise their concerns with Course Co-ordinator(s) in the first instance.  This must be done within 10 business days of the  date of notification of the result.  Resubmission of any assignment is subject to the agreement of the Course Co-ordinator(s) and  will only be permitted for the most compelling of reasons.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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