CG57 - Bachelor of Environmental Health
CG57 - Bachelor of Environmental HealthAt a Glance
Information on where the program is available, duration, units of credit as well as contacts for further information.Aims - Structure
An outline of the programs aims, objectives and outcomes, as well as information on the structure of the program.Course Plans
A detailed list of courses and electives required to complete the program.
Professionals working in this field have traditionally gone by many titles, including health inspector, health surveyor and environmental health officer (EHO). The profession is a longstanding one, with most workers being employed by local and state governments. Environmental Health Officers develop, regulate, enforce and monitor laws and regulations governing public health, building and environmental management, in order to promote good health, hygiene and environmental practices. There is currently a significant shortage of qualified environmental health professionals in Australia, particularly within local government, and so employment prospects are excellent. Many students find employment before the completion of their studies. Environmental health professionals are also employed in private industry, the military, academia, research & development and as consultants.
About Environmental Health
Environmental Health is the study of recognising, evaluating and controlling environmental factors affecting public health. Examples of topics in this complex field include:
- environmental effects on human health;
- food safety;
- potable and recreational water quality;
- communicable disease management;
- disaster management;
- indoor air quality;
- vector-borne disease control; and
- waste management.