Have you ever wondered what happens when there is an outbreak of food poisoning? Who inspects work workplaces to make sure that they are safe? Environmental Health Practitioners examine these types of situations and formulate effective problem solving strategies. They play an important role within society and have responsibility for the protection of public health and the maintenance of a healthy environment.
If you enjoy solving problems and want to help people live healthier lives, then Environmental Health could be the course for you!
What will I learn?
Students will gain a broad understanding of all areas related to Environmental Health. These include core areas of Food Safety, Housing, Health and Safety, Environmental Protection, Epidemiology and Risk Assessment. You will learn the principles of law and science underpinning an Environmental Health Practitioners work and be able to critically evaluate policy and strategies in the key areas of environmental and public health.
There is the opportunity to take a work placement and gain valuable experience in the Environmental Health industry. You will also be supported in your preparation for the Professional Body examinations which will enable you to practice as an Environmental Health Practitioner.
Graduates typically go on to become Environmental Health Practitioners and are employed by local authorities, although there are also many employment opportunities in the private sector.