1 x 6-hour on-line exercises weekly

Internal Students
1 x 6-hours on-line excercises weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENVH4731, ENVH8731 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic is designed to examine issues of sustainable development as they are relevant to creating healthy environments for people to live in. The topic examines the complexity of population change, resource management and climate change and looks at the links between society, economics, politics and environment and how they impact on environmental health development. We consider relevant principles of environmental protection, ecologically sustainable development and the precautionary principle. The topic also focuses on the impacts of local and global pollution and environmental degradation and considers resource depletion and consumption and environmental protection.
Educational aims
  1. Explore the promotion of healthy environments through sustainable development approaches
  2. Consider relevant principles such as ecologically sustainable development, environmental protection and the precautionary principle
  3. Examine links between society, economics, politics and environment and their impacts on environmental health development
  4. Identify impacts of population change, resource management and global and local pollution on environmental degradation and climate change
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of sustainable development and other relevant concepts and their application in environmental health
  2. Understand the influence of social, economic, cultural and political contexts on environmental health outcomes
  3. Understand the influence of climate change on environmental health and identify ways in which environmental health professionals can advocate remedies to minimise public health impacts