Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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Upon successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
- Prepare yourself for a wide variety of roles and responsibilities across a number of employment sectors.
- Learn from a broad range of UQ experts while undertaking courses tailored to your specific needs.
- With options to study online, on campus, or a combination of both, you can structure your study to suit your needs.
- Environmental systems specialist
- Environmental scientist
- Senior research technician
- Environment reporting and analysis specialist
- Environment consultant
- Sustainability manager
- Sustainability adviser
- Community and sustainability manager
- Regulatory affairs associate
- Principal environmental officer
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- an approved degree, or
- a post-secondary qualification and a minimum of two years full time (or equivalent) experience working in an environmental health or related public health setting, as approved by the Executive Dean.
A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:
- Environmental technology
- Environmental Management
- Public Health Management
- Environmental Science
- Health Sciences
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program. Assessment of prior learning and the granting of credit or exemption will be consistent with the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (limits in section 2.4).
Physical, chemical and microbiological hazards present constantly changing health challenges. Coupled with population growth, globalisation and climate change, the potential for emerging or re-emerging environmental health risks and threats to human health puts governments, industry and communities under pressure to adapt and apply sustainable solutions.
The GCEnvHlthSc is an interdisciplinary program that teaches courses relevant to environmental health practice; it is a collaboration between UQ School of Public Health and the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences, an internationally renowned research centre incorporating the former National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (Entox).
This part time program, taken over two semesters, aims to equip public health professionals with knowledge and skills to address complex environmental health challenges. Such challenges require graduates to be skilled in developing anticipatory and integrated responses, which in turn rely on an understanding of the interrelationship among risk factors related to a broad range of hazards and contexts, skills in coordination across sectors and jurisdictions, and risk communication with communities, the private sector and government agencies