The Bachelor of Health Science (Environmental Health) is a professionally accredited 3.5 year program that is designed to produce graduands who will work as Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) in State and Local Government. EHOs are responsible for implementing public health legislation, monitoring and maintaining many environmental health standards and dealing with a broad range of issues including food safety, air and water quality, water and solid waste management, health promotion, epidemiology, communicable diseases prevention and control, noise pollution and the use of hazardous substances.
Graduands will also be involved in environmental health risk assessment and risk management, local government health planning and advising state and local governments on legislative policy.
Years 1 and 2 of the degree are taught at the School of Human Life Sciences at the Launceston campus of the University of Tasmania. Year 3 and 4 units are taught largely by distance, requiring minimal days on campus in year 3 and 4, with some units taught using full day face to face sessions.
For further information about the Bachelor of Health Science (Environmental Health), visit the Course and Unit Entry.
A career in Local Government as an Environmental Health Officer (Opens in a new window)
Environmental Health Officer Video (Opens in a new window)
Authorised by the Head of School, Human Life Sciences
16 August, 2011