Environmental Health Management

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

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.

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Eligibility

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:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Industry Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Industry Management
  • Master of Health Industry Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Master of Public Health

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Curtin University
  • Master of Public Health, Curtin University

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Industry Management, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Industry Management, Curtin University
  • Master of Health Industry Management, Curtin University

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.

Areas of study

In this Environmental Health Management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Origins, dimensions and trends in environmental health
  • The role of government
  • Environmental health, hazards and pollutants
  • Air pollution (indoor and outdoor), water pollution, other health areas (food, noise)
  • Waste water management
  • Solid waste management
  • Industrial pollution management
  • Global issues and climate change

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.

Finance options

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.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

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).

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