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ENVT2222 Environmental and Human Health
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 Online Online timetabled
- OneHealth is an approach that recognises that the health of humans, the environment and animals is interdependent. Outbreaks of human diseases with animal origins, such as ebola, SARS, H5N1 and most recently COVID-19, have highlighted the need for this approach This unit aims to give students an understanding of the concept of OneHealth and the need for a multidisciplinary approach to tackling OneHealth issues.
The objectives of the unit are to (i) Equip students with the knowledge of the ways human, environment and animal health are interdependent and the ways this interdependency may manifest itself; (ii) Give students experience in applying their knowledge to OneHealth problems; (iii) Instill in students an appreciation of the need to apply multidisciplinary approaches.
Through the use of case studies and problem based learning exercises students will gain insight into various aspects of OneHealth. Case studies will allow the students to examine known zoonotic diseases to see how the issue developed and how it was tackled, while the problem based learning exercises will have the students work out what may be causing the disease outbreak and how best to tackle it.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of human, environment and animal health; (2) demonstrate an understanding of some of the major zoonotic diseases impacting humans; (3) communicate the OneHealth concept to a lay audience; (4) demonstrate an understanding of the types of investigation and data required for investigating onehealth problems; and (5) critically analyse available data and literature on a OneHealth issue.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case study; (2) public information poster; and (3) problem based learning exercise. Further information is available in the unit outline.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Peter Speldewinde
- Unit rules
- Advisable prior study:
- Level one environmental science or level one public health units
- Contact hours
- 12x45min lectures
2hr tutorial per week for up to 12 weeks
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.