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Bachelor of Environmental Health - 265JA

Course Code: 265JA
Course Version: 1
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Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Public Health & Occupational Therapy
CRICOS Code: 078921C
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

The Bachelor of Environmental Health provides foundation studies in health for those interested in a career in environmental health - examples include environmental health officer positions with local government authorities and State health departments. Many other career opportunities are available including policy roles and roles with industry and consulting firms and international work. The degree also provides a strong basis from which to undertake graduate entry further training in areas of environment and health such as environmental science, environmental conservation, occupational health, military environmental health and medicine.

The study program integrates the core environmental health discipline with population health, sustainability, applied ecology and environmental governance. Graduates will understand and be able to offer practical interventions in key areas affecting the health of populations, they will be skilled in obtaining, reviewing and analysing complex health information, and be able to plan and manage complex health programs or projects.

Environmental health can be best understood within an overall context of health. In 1993, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated: 'environmental health comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social and psychosocial processes in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling, and preventing those factors in the environment that can potentially affect adversely the health of present and future generations'. Thus environmental health encompasses a wide array of determinants that can impact on the health of the individual and populations.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email student.centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Police check or Working with Vulnerable People check may be required for work integrated learning placement).

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Environmental Health B EnvHealth

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from semester 2, 2014.

Professional Accreditation

Accreditation is being sought with the relevant national accreditation body (Environmental Health Australia).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. Graduates will be able to demonstrate high-level understanding of environmental health theory and practices. 1. Communication
Graduates will be able to:
a) express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity;
b) pesent arguments and ideas effectively;
c) actively listen and respond to the ideas of other people;
d) negotiate effectively; and
e) create and present new ideas

2. Problem solving using a variety of methodologies
Graduates will be able to identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field.

3. Personal attributes
Graduates will have confidence to challenge existing ideas, discuss policy and practice documents and manage challenging areas of work often under personal duress.
2. Graduates will be able to analyse and evaluate environmental health information from a range of sources. 1. Information literacy and numeracy
Graduates will be able to locate, identify, collate, analyse, manipulate, evaluate, interpret and present information and numerical data.

2. Information and communication technology
Graduates will be able to select and use appropriate information and communication technology to retrieve, manipulate and present information.

3. Problem solving
Graduates will be able to:
a. identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field;
b.implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems;
c.anticipate and define new problems.

4. Professional ethics
Graduates will act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in the context of their profession and their obligations to society.

5. Social responsibility
Graduates will understand climate change as well as economic, political, social, and environmental systems all with an international perspective.

6. Personal attributes
Graduates will be independent thinkers and agents for change.
3. Graduates will be able to plan and manage health programs or projects. 1. Communication
Graduates will be able to:
a.express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity;
b.present arguments and ideas effectively;
c.actively listen and respond to the ideas of other people;
d.negotiate effectively; and
e.create and present new ideas

2. Problem solving
Graduates will be able to:
a.identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field;
b.apply appropriate problem solving processes, arguments, critical and creative thinking;
c.implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems; and
d.anticipate and define new problems

3. Working Independently with others
Graduates will be able to:
a.work independently, with others as part of a group;
b.take responsibility for carrying out agreed tasks;
c.be aware of the different roles and responsibilities of group members;
d.evaluate group performance;
e.take initiative and demonstrate leadership; and
f.respect the rights of others irrespective of their cultural background, race or gender.

4. Effective workplace skills
Graduates will:
a. demonstrate entrepreneurial skills including creativity, initiative, adaptability, leadership, resourcefulness;
b. have the ability to initiate new ideas, implement decisions and cope with uncertainty; and
c. be able to function in a multi-cultural and global environment.

5. Professional ethics
Graduates will:
a. act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in the context of their profession and their obligations to society; and
b. appreciate the social and cultural context of their profession.

6. Social responsibility
Graduates will:
a. work toward improvement in society;
b. understand climate change as well as economic, political, social, and environmental systems all with an international perspective;
c. act in environmentally sustainable ways; and
d. plan and manage service to the community as the primary purpose for professional life.

7. Personal attributes
1. Graduates will be confident in themselves and their own skills and knowledge.
4. Graduates will be able to specialise into a variety of health fields. 1. Problem solving
Graduates will be able to identify, analyse, engage and resolve new problems in new fields.

2. Lifelong learning
Graduates will:
a. be independent self-directed learners with the capacity and motivation for lifelong learning;
b. be aware of how they best learn;
c. possess self-knowledge and the ability to assess their own performance critically and accurately; and
d. have an understanding of how to apply their knowledge and abilities to many different contexts and fields.

3. Personal attributes
Graduates will show commitment to ongoing self-development.
5. Graduates will be able to work collaboratively as part of a team. 1. Working with others
Graduates will be able to:
a. work with others as part of a group;
b. take responsibility for carrying out agreed tasks;
c. be aware of the different roles and responsibilities of group members;
d. evaluate group performance;
e. take initiative and demonstrate leadership; and
f. respect the rights of others irrespective of their cultural background, race or gender.

2. Personal attributes
Graduates will value and respect differing views.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

None.

UCC Pathway

Accreditation is being sought with the relevant national accreditation body (Environmental Health Australia).

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode

Enrolment Numbers

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