The weekly 3 hour lecture block is the main mode of face-to-face delivery in this unit. The format is a mix of formal presentations, class discussions and student exercises. Active student participation and engagement is expected by all students.
The lectures are recorded using the Echo 360 Active Learning Platform and can be accessed via the ENVS819 iLearn page.
Three (3) online modules have been developed for completion in Weeks 3, 6 and 10. There are assessments task linked to each online module - Assessments 1, 2 and 4.
In Week 12, all students are required to be available and present their research project to the class - this is Assessment task 5.
ENVS819 makes extensive use of iLearn as the primary portal for information and class communication. All lecture materials, supplementary resources, background readings, key reports and articles and websites are provided via the iLearn page. iLearn "Announcements" and the "Discussion Forums" are utilised and all students are required to login regularly (at least once per week). It is expected that all students will actively engage and participate in the online and class discussions.
Given the contemporary nature of this subject, regular use is made of the Environmental Health News service: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ and all students are encouraged to subscribe to the daily EH News e-letter to assist with learning.
Key websites include: