Courses & Units

Environmental Health CAM617



This unit will provide a broad understanding of current environmental health concepts. Students undertaking this course will gain insight into how our health is influenced by our environments and ecology, and the likely impacts of climate change and benefits of environmental sustainability. It examines policy responses to this threat at a local and international level.

The unit will develop skills in investigating potential pollutants and hazards, including an introduction to the field of toxicology. These tools will then be used to assess environmental health risks, to manage these risks through appropriate legislation and regulation, and to communicate these risks to the public, including in emergency situations.Students will be required to engage in online discussion on relevant topics, work in a group to prepare a case study presentation, and produce an essay applying the theories and skills covered in course material.


Unit name Environmental Health
Unit code CAM617
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Teaching staff

Dr Silvana Bettiol and Honorary Staff members School of Medicine

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,525.00 061300

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Teaching Pattern



Discussion Boards 20%, Group work and presentation (30-40 slides/person) 40%, Meeting paper (3000 words) 40%

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