The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice is a 36-unit program offered by the College of Science and Engineering.
The course articulates with the Master of Environmental Health and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the two awards.
Applicants normally must hold an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent and have successfully completed a minimum of one semester full-time (18 units or equivalent) in basic sciences such as chemistry, physics, microbiology, physiology and life sciences. However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The main objective of this program is to provide an alternative pathway to practice as a gazetted Environmental Health Officer (EHO).
The program aims to produce graduates who are:
The learning objectives are directly tied to the requirements of the National Peak Body for this profession, Environmental Health Australia (EHA) to enable the course to be accredited for practice across Australia and internationally.
Graduates of this course are expected to be able to demonstrate:
In addition, graduates of this course are expected to have an understanding of:
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice, a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
36 units comprising
ENVH7711 Environmental Health Concepts (4.5 units)
ENVH9712 Environmental Health Policy, Management and Administration (4.5 units)
ENVH9721 Public Health Toxicology (4.5 units)
ENVH7722 Food Safety (4.5 units)
ENVH7731 Sustainable Development - Health Issues (4.5 units)
ENVH9732 Legislation Relevant to Environmental Health (4.5 units)
ENVH7742 Microbiology and Communicable Diseases (4.5 units)
PHCA9501 Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing (4.5 units)
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