GD-ENVHL v.1 Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
Graduate Diplomas prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This course is designed for graduates interested in the promotion of human health and welfare who wish to gain the professional skills associated with the identification, assessment, evaluation and control of environmental hazards. The 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. It also expands the knowledge and skills base of environmental health specialists and other graduates of science and related disciplines, enabling them to successfully adapt to the changing environmental health needs of communities.
In Western Australia, the Western Australian Environmental Health Officer’s Professional Review Board (WAEHOPRB) requires that graduates who wish to be employed in Local Government as Environmental Health Officers and who do not have requisite work experience, to complete 100 hours of work placement. This will be organised by the course coordinator.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Graduate Diploma are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree in a related discipline. Consistent with the interdisciplinary nature of the course, a broad range of degrees are acceptable including public health, human biology, food technology, environmental science, biology, chemistry and allied health. Graduates with a degree from other disciplines may be admitted following successful completion of prescribed units.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Applicants for this course should refer to the Faculty website for more information on Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance.
Graduate Diplomas contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health contains 8 core units. There are no optional units or electives offered.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply sustainable environmental health principles and practices to enhance the health and well-being of populations
2. apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to environmental health; think creatively to generate innovative solutions
3. access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of sources applicable to practice
4. communicate at an advanced level with individuals and groups and advocate for the improvement of health conditions
5. effectively use new and existing technologies relevant to environmental health practice
6. take responsibility for own learning and professional development in environmental health practice
7. recognise and apply international perspectives to environmental health
8. demonstrate understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
9. work professionally and ethically across a range of settings
Duration and Availability
This course is two semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. All units are offered online and 4 of the 8 units are also available for on-campus attendance.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
|2017||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.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|PUBH6005||v.1||Foundations of Public Health||3.0||25.0|
|HLPR5003||v.1||Principles, Practice and Evidence in Health Promotion||3.0||25.0|
|ENHL6003||v.1||Environmental Health Risk Assessment||5.0||25.0|
|BLAW6000||v.1||Health, Safety and Environmental Law||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|PUBH6009||v.1||Public Health Practicum||4.0||25.0|
|ENHL6002||v.1||Environmental Health Management||3.0||25.0|
|ENHL6010||v.1||Food Safety Management||4.0||25.0|
|ENHL6000||v.1||Health Impact Assessment||5.0||25.0|
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