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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree plus relevant work experience. Consistent with the interdisciplinary nature of the course, a broad range of degrees are acceptable including environmental science, physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, engineering and geology. Applicants without relevant work experience may be admitted following successful completion of a prescribed bridging program.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Health
  • Course description
    Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Health

    PGradDipEnvHlth(Curtin)

    This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas

    Introduction

    This course is designed for graduates who are interested in the promotion of human health and welfare by the controlling of environmental hazards and who wish to gain the professional skills associated with the identification, assessment, evaluation and control of these hazards. This course provides opportunities for professionals in environmental health, health and safety, environmental protection, health promotion and related professions to acquire knowledge and develop skills appropriate to the management of environmental health protection and safety in public, commercial, industrial and voluntary organisations. With the completion of the postgraduate diploma in environmental health, practising professionals will be able to confront and resolve environmental health problems and issues. It also expands the knowledge and skills base of environmental health specialists and other graduates of science and engineering disciplines, enabling them to successfully adapt to the changing environmental health needs of communities.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    A bachelor degree plus relevant work experience. Consistent with the interdisciplinary nature of the course, a broad range of undergraduate or graduate degrees are acceptable. Among these are environmental science, physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, engineering, and geology. Graduates without relevant work experience may be admitted following successful completion of a prescribed bridging program.

    Specific Requirements

    Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    This course is two semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. It is conducted principally in external mode.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                 Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    13157       v.4           Health Promotion Planning 681                                     4.0     25.0
    13230       v.3           Foundations of Public Health 681                                  3.0     25.0
    308414     v.2           Sustainable Development for Health 681                      4.0     25.0
    308418     v.1           Environmental Epidemiology and Research Methods
                                    681                                                                                4.0     25.0
                                                                                                                                    100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    308419     v.1           Environmental Health Management 683                       4.0     25.0
    308420     v.2           Food Safety Management 682                                      4.0     25.0
    308421     v.2           Environmental Health Law 682                                     4.0     25.0
    308422     v.1           Environmental Health Risk Assessment 682                 4.0     25.0
                                                                                                                                   100.0

    Availability

    Year      Location                  Period           All*       External    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2                       Y     

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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