Environmental Health Concepts

ENH60001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One semester or equivalent

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to introduce the essential concepts of environmental health, including tools for measuring health and assessing risk, as well as introducing major current and emerging environmental health issues.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Contrast the practice of environmental health with the practice of public health and related disciplines
2. Compare the different models of health which influence environmental health practice
3. Critique the tools that are used to assess environmental health hazards
4. Compare the major strategies used to manage environmental health risks
5. Examine emerging environmental health trends and the implications for practice