Course Title: Environmental Science 1B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Environmental Science 1B

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Dr Susanne Tepe

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2899

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email me for an appointment, if necessary.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Environmental Science 1B is a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the interactions between human activity and our environment. The course will be made up of Section A: Introduction to Environmental Science taught in conjunction with ENVI1146 and Section B: Introduction to Toxicology.  

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

• Knowledge of environmental impacts of human activities
• Knowledge of  toxicology to assess human risk from toxins
• Identify hazards to ecosystems and human health
• Evaluate responses to ecosystem and health hazards
• Ability to present information effectively

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are: 

  • attendance at lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
  • quizzes and an in class test
  • completion of written assignments consisting of numerical and other problems requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter; and
  •  private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and numerical problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

The course will have a Learning Hub / DLS site.  Lecture materials will be available on the DLS. Assignments, external links and other resource material will be provided.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be 80% progressive and 20% by final examination. Progressive assessment tasks will include written assignments, tests and e-journal contributions.