Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

185907 v.3 Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Health


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


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



Year 1 Semester 1

308413 v.1   Social and Behavioural Determinants of Health 681 4.0 25.0
308414 v.1   Healthy and Ecologically Sustainable Development for Public Health 681 4.0 25.0
308416 v.1   Health Challenges and Effective Responses 681 4.0 25.0
308418 v.1   Environmental Epidemiology and Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

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


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 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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