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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health (Risk Assessment)

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  • Objectives
    This course aims to introduce students to the principles of risk assessment, the place of hazard identification in that paradigm and its application to risk management strategies. The course will develop skills in research methodologies and use case study materials to develop a critical understanding of their application to current and emerging environmental health issues. Learning outcomes Graduates of the course are expected to be able to: * demonstrate an understanding of the framework of risk assessment; * demonstrate the ability to critically appraise and discriminate between applied risk assessment methodologies; * demonstrate the ability to use risk assessment to form successful risk assessment strategies; * demonstrate practical skills in communicating risk to a variety of audiences, including community, media and statutory bodies.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in any relevant discipline of science from an approved tertiary institution and have at least two years relevant work experience in an environmental health-related area. However the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health (Risk Assessment)
  • Course description

    This course aims to introduce students to the principles of health risk assessment and its application to risk management strategies.

    It also aims to explore the importance of successful risk communication, particularly to affected communities.

    This course is particularly relevant to meet the continuing professional development needs of graduates working in the Environmental Health profession.

    The course will develop skills in research methodologies and use case study materials to develop a critical understanding of the application of risk assessment to current and emerging environmental health issues.



    The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health (Risk Assessment) is an 18-unit program offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences on a Commonwealth Supported basis. The graduate certificate is normally undertaken full-time in one semester or part-time in two semesters.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health (Risk Assessment), a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.

    ENVH8001
        

    Research Paradigms in Environmental Health
        

    6

    ENVH8002
        

    Key Disciplines in Risk Assessment
        

    6

    ENVH8003
        

    Principles of Risk Assessment, Management and Effective Communication
        

    6

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board:

        * the program must be completed within four consecutive semesters;
        * no topic may be attempted more than twice.

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