Environmental health is the study of how the environment impacts on our health – the physical, biological, chemical and sociological factors external to us that determine our health and wellbeing. Environmental health is the branch of public health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that affect our health, such as water, food, air, buildings and waste.
The postgraduate courses in environmental health aim to provide you with the professional qualifications to enter or enhance career opportunities in the area of environmental health. This pathway program provides you with advanced knowledge in the theory and application of environmental health and environmental health risk assessment.
Both programs cater for national and international students through the teaching of globally relevant concepts and through the opportunity to undertake risk assessment and applied research in the environmental health area within Flinders University or their existing workplace.
*Government subsidies enable Flinders to offer Domestic applicants a reduction of up to 80% off full course fees through Commonwealth Supported Places. Offer subject to change.
Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice
Duration: 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD005
Annual indicative fees (2023):
$8,301 (Commonwealth supported)
Master of Environmental Health
Duration: 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM137
Annual indicative fees (2023):
$27,144 (Full fee paying)
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice will be qualified to practise as EHOs anywhere in Australia. Some further study may be required for international students to be recognised under their domestic legislation.
Graduates of the masters program will be qualified for employment in both the public and private sector, especially local government, state health departments, private environmental consulting firms and mining companies. They will be qualified to practise as EHOs anywhere in Australia and anywhere that recognises EHA accreditation. Graduates will gain the project management, research, communication and report writing skills that are critical to the senior and specialist roles in environmental health.
The courses are accredited by Environmental Health Australia (EHA). Thus, graduates have the potential to gain employment anywhere in Australia or in overseas countries that recognise EHA approved qualifications.
The program provides you with advanced knowledge in the theory and application of environmental health and environmental health risk assessment. Topics cover areas such as environmental health concepts, human systems in environmental health, sustainable development – health issues, legislation relevant to environmental health, and microbiology and communicable diseases.
Applicants normally must hold an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent and have successfully completed a minimum of one semester full-time (18 units or equivalent) in basic sciences such as chemistry, physics, microbiology, physiology and life sciences.
Applicants who do not hold the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice must normally hold an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent and have successfully completed a minimum of one semester full-time (18 units or equivalent) in basic sciences such as chemistry, physics, microbiology, physiology, biology and life sciences.
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