This course explains the role of the Environmental Health Officer as part of a multidisciplinary team in safeguarding health. This includes their involvement in such diverse areas as animal welfare, private water supplies, the disposal of dead bodies and disease control in relation to transport by ship or air.
The course explores the idea of public and environmental health and the factors that affect these. Such factors may be social, psychosocial, biological, chemical or physical. Students will learn the principles of epidemiology and recognise the opportunities for environmental health interventions.You will also learn the principles of health impact assessments.
Other topics covered include the chemical and microbiological risks of swimming pools; antisocial behaviour and statutory nuisance; smoking legislation and health promotion and protection measures.
The course is assessed by two written assignments worth 25% and an examination worth 75%. This is a compulsory module for the MSc in Environmental Health. It is an essential starting point for those who are considering a career as an Environmental Health Officer.
|Course Tutor:||Dr. Tara Beattie|
|Class Time:||Fridays 13.00-15.00 (tbc)|
|Dates:||January 2014 - April 2014|
To apply for any Open Access postgraduate module, please click on the grey 'apply' button below for 'Part-time non-graduating civil engineering'. This is a general online application that covers all Open Access modules offered by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Within the form you should select which module(s) you wish to apply for.
We are now accepting applications for September 2013 and January 2014 intakes for modules via Open Access. To apply for modules beginning in January select the link for that academic year - the preceding September intake.
If you make sufficient progress in your modules and you decide to build up your modules towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or eventually MSc, you may be transferred to the appropriate programme at a later stage.
Class times are provisional and will be confirmed at the start of the academic semester.
Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.