Health Risk Assessment and Communication PG (10059.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Public Health||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Risk assessment, communication and evaluation of hazards.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply principles and methodologies used in risk assessment to identify and evaluate hazards in different situations;
2. Use planning, implementation and evaluation skills to design and conduct a simple environmental health impact assessment;
3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and methodologies employed in risk management; and
4. Present a coherent and sustained argument in analysing the methodologies used in risk communication and public participation.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Prof Shawn Somerset|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Prof Shawn Somerset|
1. EnHealth (2012): Environmental Health Risk Assessment. Guidelines for assessing human health risks from environmental hazards. EnHealth. Available online at http://www.eh.org.au/documents/item/916
2. EPA, U. S.: Framework for Human Health Risk Assessment to Inform Decision Making. Available online at https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-12/documents/hhra-framework-final-2014.pdf
Both are download-able.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assignments must be submitted via the Moodle site.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Assignments will be subject to independent moderation, as per the policy on the moodle site.
Students are expected to engage with the online materials in the unit.
Required IT skills
Access and use of a computer is essential.
Work placement, internships or practicums