This stream provides a foundation for research and practice in
environment, disease, food safety and health. A multidisciplinary approach is
used to develop an understanding of the social, economic and political contexts
that underpin the framework of environmental and health regulation both
nationally and internationally. The course is delivered online by staff with a
broad experience in environmental public health research and practice. Students
learn about research methods, gain insights into current environment and health
themes and develop an understanding of the principles and practice of
environmental health protection.
Students completing this stream have a
well-rounded breadth of knowledge in health protection. The environment stream bridges science and health by exploring the interaction of the external and humans. This is important in developing health risk assessment, work health in agricultural and industrial settings as well as health regulations.
The Environment, Disease and Food stream
prepares graduates to assume a broader understanding of the influences of
environment and health; and assume positions in government, academia and
industry. Industrial positions include local governments, local and state
health departments, and environmental agencies, consulting firms, as well as private
industry or corporations.