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
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Silvana Bettiol
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • identify current understanding of the environmental and ecological determinants of health in the context of national and international policy.
  • interpret climate change models and projections in the context of environmental sustainability and potential effects on population health.
  • analyse information on environmental hazards, assess potential health impacts and relative risk for stakeholders.
  • create and communicate proposals to address environmental health risks within the scope of legislation and regulation

Fee Information

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 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,525.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern


AssessmentCase Study/ Presentation (40%)|Discussion Board posts and reflection (20%)|Meeting paper / Essay (40%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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