Health and Environmental Law 1
Unit code: HES2710
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||4 Hours per Week|
|Prerequisites||HBSL100 Introductory Law|
A unit of study in the Bachelor of Health Science (Public and Environmental Health).
Aims and objectivesTo develop an understanding of the processes of administration of legislation relating to public health and environment protection.
Generic skills outcomes
Graduates are capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas:
- Have a basic understanding of the theoretical principles involved in the study area.
- Can apply specific knowledge of the (core) discipline to real situations.
- Have a sense of social responsibility for subject specific knowledge and its applications.
- Are entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and developmen t within their 8 business, workplace, or community.
- Respect multiple points of view.
- Operate effectively and ethically in work and community situations.
- Have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Are adaptable and manage change.
- Are self-motivated.
- Can understand problem identification, formulation and solution.
- Have an expectation that learning is lifelong.
- Are aware of environments in which they will be contributing.
- Have a broad understanding of the technical, social, cultural, ecological and economic environments and their interconnectedness.
- Have a basic understanding of the need to carry out work in an ethical and socially responsible fashion.
- The framework of environmental health laws. The Environment Protection Act. The Environment Protection Authority. State Environment Protection Policies.
- The Health Act 1958. Enabling legal provisions regarding nuisance, infectious disease and accommodation.
- Tobacco Act, responsibilities and duties
- Environmental health powers and controls of the Local Government Act.
- Food Safety Legislation: Food Act Codes. Statutory requirements and obligations of the food industry including Food Safety Programs. .
- Registration, warranties, due diligence defences. Evidentiary value of Codes. Food recall protocol.