Available in 2012
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Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
The course focuses on the theory, philosophy and practice of environmental management within a policy and problem solving framework. Differing approaches to environmental management are examined along with case studies, professional practice and various management tools. Problem solving approaches are taken in respect of environmental management applications and plans. The context of environmental management practice, especially in relation to sustainability and climate change, is also explored.
On successful completion of this course, students will have:
1. been introduced to environmental management from differing theoretical perspectives;
2. been provided an applied understanding of the principles and philosophy of environmental management;
3. had demonstration of how environmental management is used in problem solving;
4. an understanding of the roles of various actors and organisations in environmental management practice;
5. learnt how to illustrate the use of environmental management tools as support features for management.
6. developed an appreciation of the relationship between environmental management, sustainability, climate change and ecosystem health.
The following topics are covered:
* Introduction to management and problem solving;
* Environmental management theory and frameworks;
* Planning concepts and policy frameworks;
* Values, ethics, responsibilities and professional practice;
* Differing perspectives on environmental management;
* Tools for environmental management;
* Issues and case studies in environmental management;
* Community involvement.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Problem Based Learning
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term