units

MPH1003

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital Second semester 2012 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr E MacFarlane

Synopsis

Environmental influences on health including physical, chemical and biological hazards as well as principles of assessment, management and control of environmental health risks.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Nominate the important chemical, physical and biological factors in the environment and the risks to health from environmental factors in Australia.
  2. Demonstrate fluency with the terminology used to describe chemical, physical, and microbiological hazards encountered in the community.
  3. Critically appraise epidemiological literature related to environmental health risks.
  4. Relate methods to identify common hazards in environmental media such as water, air and food, and methods to assess the degree of risk presented by these hazards.
  5. Nominate common interventions used to control environmental health risks and prevent injury, including standard setting, and the key personal, social and economic factors that inhibit, control or lessen their impact.
  6. Effectively and sensitively communicate information and principles about environmental hazards and risks.

Assessment

Written assignments (70%)
Online discussion (10%)
Online exam (20%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Ewan MacFarlane

Contact hours

OCL plus 3 day block

Prerequisites

MPH1040

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad