Dealing with Uncertainty in Complex Environments

ENH70002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One semester or equivalent

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21


Aims and objectives

This unit aims to equip students with the ability to critically analyse and apply current approaches to dealing with uncertainty in rapidly changing complex environments, with a focus on risk assessment and management. Students will also explore the drivers of change to health and environmental outcomes, including the societal responses required to ensure a sustainable healthy future.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Reflect on the nature of uncertainty, complexity and ‘wicked problems’ in environmental health settings
2. Critically evaluate current approaches to dealing with uncertainty and ‘wicked problems’ in environmental health settings
3. Select and apply appropriate strategies to deal with uncertainty appropriate to the context
4. Examine future challenges associated with dealing with uncertainty in rapidly changing complex environments in order to sustain a healthy societal future