The effective management of the health needs of a community requires sensitivity to public expectation and an equitable balance of science, law, environmental and social factors, and sustainability. This course will give you the professional skills to identify, assess, evaluate and control environmental hazards.
In this course you will undertake a range of coursework units covering the core aspects of environmental health science, including environmental health management, law and risk assessment. Your learning will be supported by studies into public health. You’ll learn to effectively conduct environmental research and to plan, assess, implement and evaluate public health programs.
Australian & NZ Students
A bachelor degree in a related discipline including public health, human biology, food technology, environmental science, biology, chemistry and allied health. Graduates with a degree from other disciplines may be admitted following successful completion of prescribed units.
Minimum English language entry requirements:
IELTS ACADEMIC (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Foundations of Public Health
Concepts in Health Promotion Planning
Environmental Health Risk Assessment
Health, Safety and Environmental Law
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Public Health Practicum
Environmental Health Management
Food Safety Management
Health Impact Assessment
Upon graduation you could work in government positions at local, state and federal levels. At a local level you may be employed as an Environmental Health Officer, while at state and federal levels you could work in departments across both health and environment areas. You may also find employment in private industry, which could include food and resource sectors.
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