ENVH13002 - Environmental Health Risk Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit represents the capstone of your studies in environmental health. The content in this unit integrates the aspects of environmental health theory and practice covered within other environmental health units by focusing on current policy issues, strategies, tools and approaches.Using a range of real world environmental health scenarios, you will be challenged to apply your knowledge and skills to assess, manage and communicate the associated risks to public health. During residential school, you will develop your practical skills in risk assessment and management practices related to a range of contemporary and emerging environmental health issues in the field. Topics covered in this unit include environmental health policy making, health impact assessment, the use of decision support tools, strategic and operational management.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: ENVH11001 Health & the Environment; ENVH12001 Food Safety; ENVH12002 Environmental Health Law; ENVH12003 Environmental Toxicology

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Reduced turnaround time for discussion topics.
Recommendation
Marking discussion topics to be given higher priority to allow students time to receive feedback before subsequent task is due.
Action Taken
The first discussion topic was graded quickly to provide feedback a week before the second task was due. The second task took longer to grade but students were happy that they understood what was required.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Examplar to provide more guidance for the final assessment task.
Recommendation
Provide exemplar for 2020 offering.
Action Taken
Exemplar was provided.
Source: Personal reflection
Feedback
Turnaround interval on discussion tasks still not optimum.
Recommendation
Continue to improve turnaround time on discussion tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Personal reflection
Feedback
Residential school schedule was moved to Review Week due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions
Recommendation
Return residential school to earlier in the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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