Courses & Units

Environmental Health Risk Assessment and Management CAM545


This unit develops knowledge and skills relating to toxicology, environmental health risk assessment, including core principles, frameworks and procedures for environmental health risk assessment and critical evaluation of evidence underpinning environmental health risk assessment. It also introduces risk management and risk management evaluation practices that pertain to roles and function of Environmental Health Officers in areas such as, potable water, recreational waters, swimming pools and spas, regulated systems (e.g. cooling towers), waste water, public health risk activities (e.g. tattooing, body piercing), clandestine drug laboratories, unhealthy premises and pests of public health significance.


Unit name Environmental Health Risk Assessment and Management
Unit code CAM545
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 2 On-Campus Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the core principles, frameworks for and procedures involved in risk assessment for environmental health practice contexts.
  • Evaluate and communicate evidence underpinning environmental health risk assessment.
  • Apply risk management principles in the design of management strategies in Environmental Health practice
  • Evaluate risk management interventions in Environmental Health practice.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$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 tutorials 

2-day intensive workshop which includes fieldwork 

AssessmentFieldwork report (30%)|Risk Assessment Assignment (30%)|Appraisal of Remediation Action Plan (RAP) and development of a risk management plan. (40%)
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