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In this unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, you will learn about the basic requirements for creating and maintaining a healthy environment and about the various factors that can disrupt or destroy such an environment. You will examine the causes of environmental health issues and the impacts of poor environmental health that may be caused by chemical, biological or physical factors.
The unit also considers various management strategies and current trends in environmental health policies, and the roles of the government and international agencies in designing and implementing these. Skills, including evaluation and critical analysis, will be developed as you study the various scientific disciplines involved in understanding environmental health, and the impact on health of disturbances in environmental components.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed units deemed academically equivalent. In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been accepted into one of the following courses:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Environmental Health Management unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit will help anyone who wishes to work in the field of public health or in the health industry. You will have a thorough understanding of a variety of environmental health issues and their causes, and understand the role of the government and international agencies in managing these.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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