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Environmental Health Major


Designed to develop skills in the quantification and assessment of environmental health risks and public health safety.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)



Non standard timetable requirements

This major is studied online, however laboratory-based units require on-campus attendance.

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Major details

Professional recognition


Students can apply for membership with Environmental Health Australia. Graduates are eligible for membership with Environmental Health Australia.



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HST1152Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety15
HST2114Environmental Health Law and Compliance15
HST2116Environmental Health Professional Practice15
HST2184Communicable Disease Control15
HST2185Environmental Disease15
HST2256Occupational Hygiene15
HST2220Health Promotion Planning and Administration15
HST3186Food Safety and Water Quality15
HST3187Environmental Health Management15
SCC1123Chemistry for the Life Sciences15
SCI1193Introduction to Environmental Science15
SCI3307Waste Management15
SCP1134Foundations of Physics15
SCH2235Applied Microbiology15
SCH3227The Biology of Human Disease15

Employment Opportunities

Designed for students who wish to be employed as environmental health officers in Australia.

Possible future job titles

Environmental Health Officer

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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