Subject Code and Title :- PUBH6002: Global and Environmental Health Issues
Assessment :- Assessment 2: Report – Environmental Risk Assessment
Individual/Group :- Individual
Weighting :- 45%
Length :- 2500 words (+/- 10%)
PUBH6002 Environmental Risk Assessment
Learning Outcomes :-
The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include:
a) Examine environmental factors from the local to the global levels that influence health and inter pret the relevance to the health of populations.
b) Inter pret and analyse the impacts of globalisation on the social economic and political determinants of global and local health.
c) Critically analyse ethical elements relevant to environmental health protections policies and industry practices including identification of vulnerable groups.
d)Investigate the relationships between environ mental risk factors and social economic and political determinants of illness and injury.
e) Critically apply frameworks and interventions to mitigate environmental health issues
One of the most important strategies to understand the impact of global and local environmental health issues is to conduct a critical analysis of the factors that lead to the problem. The DPSEEA Driving forces pressures state exposures effects actions frame work was developed on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) to establish and analyse the cause-to-effect chain of environmental issues. The DPSEEA frame works enables the analysis of each factor that impact the health of a given population
The DPSEEA was designed to support actions to reduce the burden of disease linked to the environmental health issue and to improve communication between key stakeholders. Completing this assessment, the student will develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing the structural drivers of environmental health issues and the causal relationship between them. Critical analysis of these factors allows for a clear under standing of the nature of the health crisis and the potential gaps in policy procedure and legislation that trigger it.
Write a report using the Driving forces, Pressures, States, Exposures, Effects and Actions (DPSEEA) framework to analyse the impact of an environmental health issue in a specific region. Describe the links between cause and effect and develop actions to targetthe chosen issue. Please follow the task instructions below.
You will be given an option to choose a SPECIFIC geographical region in the world (such as a suburb city state region country facing the impact of an environmental health issues CAUSED by one environmental health issue provided by your learning facilitator in the template.
PUBH6002 Environmental Risk Assessment
Write a report using the template of the environmental health issue impacting your chosen region addressing the following key points:
o Explain the links and describe the Driving forces Pressures State changes Exposures Effects and current Actions relevant to the impact of the environmental health issue in the chosen region.
o Identify and describe any vulnerable populations that are disproportionately affected by the problem.
o Research and discuss the gaps in management and legislation in different sectors Government and non-government) that triggered the environmental health issue in the chosenregion based on your framework investigation).
o What is the role of existing health agencies and other agencies key stake holders including community groups critical infrastructure addressing the environmental health issue?
o Based on your findings, review and analyse the literature related to the environmental health issue and propose 3-4 evidence-based recommendations addressing the gaps in current policy regulation and management in your chosen region.
o Provide a literature reflection as explained in the template.
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