214301

Environmental Health Risk Management for Disasters

Advanced theory and practice in environmental health risk management applicable to typical disaster and humanitarian relief scenarios encountered in New Zealand/Pacific Rim.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

214301

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

300-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Course planning information

Course notes

Attendance at any contact workshop on campus or online is compulsory, further details and any changes will be available on the course Stream site.

1. Students MUST attend and participate in the contact workshop activities, and achieve a minimum of 40% across assessments from the contact workshop. 2. Students must complete the project report and receive a minimum mark of 40%.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Explain the health intelligence cycle and its application to health risk management.
  • 2 Evaluate the impact of physical, biological and chemical hazards on human health in disaster scenarios.
  • 3 Contrast the roles of government and non-government organisations in a disaster response scenario in relation to current legislation.
  • 4 Discuss the key characteristics of three accepted methods of health risk management and their application.
  • 5 Demonstrate understanding and application of the tiered environmental industrial hazard (EIH) assessment process.
  • 6 Practically apply the concepts of critical reflective practice (CRP).

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 10%
Written Assignment 6 40%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 50%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

DISASTER HEALTH MANAGEMENT: A PRIMER FOR STUDENTS AND PRACTITIONERS

Author
GERRY FITZGERALD, MIKE TARRANT, PETER AITKEN, MARIE FREDRIKSEN (EDITORS)
ISBN
978-1-138-91118-5
Edition
FIRST
Publisher
ROUTLEDGE (TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP)

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