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ZOMBIES have taken over Flinders University and they’re after students’ brains … so they can teach them about environmental health.

The themed course asks students to source safe food and water for apocalypse survivors. Environmental health senior lecturer Dr Kirstin Ross said they hoped Zombie Apocalypse: Microbes and Toxins would help fix a shortage of environmental health officers.

“The topic was originally designed to try to get science students to think about enrolling in the graduate diploma in environmental health practice,” she said.

It was redesigned to accommodate students without a science background.

“We wanted them to realise that scientific research is exciting and … the role that the environment plays in influencing human health,” she said.

“The university is moving towards making teaching and learning as practical as possible, and to develop technical skills that prepare graduates for workplaces and jobs of the future.

“Everybody in the class really enjoyed (the course) and the fact it was themed made it a little more lighthearted.”

Flinders University student Roslyn Holloway, who is undertaking a bachelor of environmental management, said one of her favourite parts of the course was the toxicity testing of different foods.

Source : https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/a-zombie-apocalypse-has-taken-over-flinders-university-in-a-brainy-plan-to-get-students-interested-in-environmental-health/news-story/251683d1716ff3d06f59dc70286f7fb0

 

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