On Campus 4 x 1-hour workshops per semester 1 x 1-hour on-line tutorial fortnightly
Distance 1 x 1-hour on-line tutorial fortnightly
1 Admission into MSCWRM-Master of Science (Water Resources Management) 1a Admission into MEMG-Master of Environmental Management 1b Admission into GDPSCWRM-Graduate Diploma in Science (Water Resources Management) 1c Admission into GCSCWRM-Graduate Certificate in Science (Water Resources Management) 1d Admission into MEH-Master of Environmental Health 1e Admission into MSCAQ-Master of Science (Aquaculture) 1f Admission into MSCGH-Master of Science (Groundwater Hydrology) 1g Admission into MEMS-Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability 1h Admission into MSCES-Master of Science (Environmental Science) 1i Admission into MSD-Master of Sustainable Development Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENVS3801, ENVS8731, WARM8761 has been successfully completed
The course is designed to provide an understanding of how drinking water can impact on human health and how to manage and effectively communicate risks associated with human exposure to hazards potentially associated with drinking water supplies. The course will outline the basic disciplines required to understand and assess health risks such as epidemiology, toxicology and microbiology. It will then use these disciplines to assess health risks from a range of exposure to both chemical and microbiological hazards in potable water supplies using the 'risk' framework. The course will cover all aspects of drinking water's ability to impact on public health from the perceptions and expectations of the public regarding a 'safe' water supply through the regulatory aspects of developing guidelines based on public health to assessing and managing risk associated with chemical, radiological and biological (including microbiological) hazards in water from catchment through treatment, reticulation and supply to customer tap.
The topic aims to provide students with an understanding of how drinking water can impact on human health using a risk based framework and how to manage and effectively communicate risks associated with human exposure to drinking water.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:
Describe public health issues relating to the supply of safe drinking water
Interpret and evaluate epidemiological, toxicological and microbiological data relevant to water quality
Appreciate the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the provision of safe drinking water
Use risk analysis to generate management and communication solutions based on the scientific principles of risk assessment
Recommend a whole of catchment approach and the use of preventive measures and multiple barriers to minimise public health risks associated with drinking water
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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