The Environmental Health major provides grounding in the fundamental sciences that underpin an understanding of the environmental risk factors that affect health and well-being and the methods used to assess them. This encompasses:
- the geographical distribution of disease
- exposure to key risk factors and methods used to minimise exposure
- the context of government legislation aimed at creating and maintaining healthy environments.
You will develop an understanding of risk factors in the natural and built environment, underlying biological processes, and the scientific methods used to investigate, monitor, and assess the effects of environmental hazards - such as pollution, unsafe food, and infectious diseases - on people's health and well-being.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Environmental Health will potentially find employment as environmental health officers (requires additional qualification), laboratory roles in health laboratories, in local and national environmental health roles, or progress to postgraduate research in environmental health science.
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