Environmental Health Management and Administration II

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Environmental Health Management and Administration II

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    This module will prepare students to develop their administrative and managerial skills within an environmental health context.

    On completion of this module students will be able to:

    identify and explain the particular terminology associated with meetings;
    identify and explain the different types of meetings and explain the role of the key role-players during formal environmental health meetings;
    effectively and efficiently run a meeting (executive, general, committee, one on one);
    take appropriate actions before, during, and after meetings;
    identify and demonstrate the use of relevant office equipment;
    distinguish between leasing and buying and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each;
    describe the characteristics and responsibilities of a good office secretary;
    describe good etiquette during telephonic conversations;
    identify and explain the use of the different filing systems;
    identify and explain the characteristics / requirements of a scientifically formulated environmental health report;
    appropriately apply the principles of ethics and professionalism during meetings, office practice and report writing and justify decisions and actions based on these principles.

    Office equipment.
    Leasing v/s buying.
    Office practice.
    Scientific report writing.

    Evaluation criteria

    This module will be assessed during an examination in November/December 1 x 3-hour examination. To pass this module a minimum final mark of 50% must be obtained. This final mark is made up of a class mark (40%) and the exam mark (60%).


    Prerequisites needed for this module

    Sustainable Development (GGR101)
    Communication (LMC121)
    Computer Literacy (ITVL101)