Courses & Units

Environmental Management and Protection CAM544


This unit develops knowledge and skills relating to sustainability; land use planning including health impact assessment (HIA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA); air, water and environmental noise pollution; contaminated land; waste management; and environmental management systems (EMS). Contemporary environmental protection and management issues are also explored in the context of potentially polluting industries.


Unit name Environmental Management and Protection
Unit code CAM544
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Ms Belinda Davies
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of sustainability in environmental health practice.
  • Assess the environmental health impacts of proposed development and describe environmental and health impact assessment processes.
  • Apply knowledge of sustainable development principles in built environment, land use and other environment development applications.
  • Apply environmental management strategies to manage risks associated with contaminated land use, hazardous substance exposures, pollutants and water and waste management.
  • Apply management planning, implementation and communication skills and knowledge in environmental management and protection practice contexts.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
061303 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Teaching Pattern

Blended - mix of on-campus and online.

Online Content 

6 x 1 hour online tutorial

2-day intensive workshop which includes fieldwork 

AssessmentCritically Appraised Topic (20%)|Field Report (30%)|Scenario (50%)
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