Module Identifier EA30810  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor David Kay  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   15 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours 5 Hours of Simulated Public Enquiry  
Assessment Course work   Proof of evidence and presentational materials for public enquiry and individual summary report, approximately 2,500 word equivalent.   25%  
  Exam   2 Hours 2 hour written examination.   75%  
  Resit assessment   Resit examinations: 2 hour written examination 75%, In-course assessment marks to be carried forward.    

Module Outline (Lecture Themes)

Public enquiry sessions

Module Aims

To introduce students to the Scientific investigation of the interaction between water quality and health of the exposed population. This introductory module seeks to provide students with a grounding in how environmental factors affect public health. It commences with an introduction to the available epidemiological methods and approaches which have been used to define the linkage between environmental contamination and its public health impacts. A series of case studies are then examined to illustrate the strength of this linkage and its scientific foundations.

Module objectives / Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:-