PUB HLTH 4313 - Environmental and Occupational Health
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code PUB HLTH 4313 Course Environmental and Occupational Health Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Online - Internal mode depending on numbers Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Only available to students enrolled in BHlthMedSc(Hons) Course Description This course aims to introduce a range of environmental factors, which may pose a risk to the health of human populations. It also addresses risk assessment and management methods for evaluating and controlling such risks. A variety of diseases associated with exposure to common occupational and environmental factors will be discussed. In addition, there will be an overview of the historical, legislative and administrative aspects of occupational health.
Course Coordinator: Professor Dino Pisaniello
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesRefer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
1 Describe the nature of environmental health hazards and the ways in which they impinge upon communities and occupational groups.
2 Outline the types of factors that influence the distribution of health disorders, within an exposed population.
3 Explain “risk” as a central concept in describing, evaluating and managing EOH problems.
4 Describe the roles and relationships of key disciplines (including epidemiology, toxicology, occupational and environmental hygiene and ergonomics) in the prevention, investigation and management of EOH problems.
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
Required ResourcesRefer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
Recommended ResourcesRefer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
Online LearningRefer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesRefer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Refer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
Learning Activities SummaryRefer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
Specific Course RequirementsRefer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
Small Group Discovery ExperienceRefer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryRefer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
Assessment Related RequirementsRefer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
Assessment DetailRefer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
SubmissionRefer to PUB HLTH 7113 for details
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M11 (Honours Mark Scheme) Grade Grade reflects following criteria for allocation of grade Reported on Official Transcript Fail A mark between 1-49 F Third Class A mark between 50-59 3 Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A First Class A mark between 80-100 1 Result Pending An interim result RP Continuing Continuing CN
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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