ENVL 1003 Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 700296
Coordinator Virginia Shepherd Opens in new window
Description This unit explores a variety of environmental issues with a focus on emerging environmental issues. The relationships between human health and environmental health are explored through a number of case studies. Concepts explored include 21st Century contaminants, noise, energy and water. Through a combination of case studies and practical field experience, students will develop the skills and knowledge appropriate to develop solutions to a variety of environmental issues.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
Equivalent Subjects PUBH 1002 Environment and Health
ENVL 1002 Environmental Issues and Solutions
Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in Extended Diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory subjects listed in the program structure prior to enrolling in this University level subject.
- Identify and describe a variety of environmental issues
- Describe a number of emerging environmental issues due to urban development
- Identify and explain the essential characteristics of environmental noise.
- Monitor, assess and make appropriate recommendations to address environmental noise issues.
- Demonstrate competency in academic writing.
- Research and communicate a case study of an environmental issue
- Demonstrate critical thinking by identifying solutions to a chosen environmental issue
-Urban development and environment
-Urban environments and human health
-21st Century contaminants
-Environmental determinants of human health and wellbeing
-Assessment, regulation and control of environmental noise
-Concepts of health, traditional and new public health approaches to population health
-Environmental health policy, practice and stakeholder responsibilities
-Real world case studies
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Case Study Report||2,000 words||30||N||Individual|
|Case Study Report||1,500 words||40||N||Individual|
- In place of a set text for this subject, students will be directed to a broad range of regularly updated online texts, peer-reviewed articles, government reports and policy documents.
2022 Trimester 3
Nirimba Education Precinct
Subject Contact Virginia Shepherd Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.