Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences
Develop solutions for health hazards from the environment
Take your interest in health challenges and environments to the next level with this series of eight subjects, forming your qualification. Learn to develop integrated responses to hazards for work in the private sector of government agencies.
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- 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.
- Choose the flexible delivery option that suits you best, including full-time, part-time or online.
- 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:
- a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
- a graduate certificate (or equivalent) in relevant discipline (see below).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Relevant disciplines include nursing, paramedicine, environmental technology, medicine, environmental management, public health management, environmental science, science and health sciences.
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.
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 Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences (GDipEnvHlthSc) 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 one-year program aims to equip public health professionals with knowledge and skills to address complex environmental health challenges. Such challenges require graduates to develop 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.
Recommended Study Pattern
The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences is a 1 year course for a full-time student. Each year consists of 2 Study Periods, also known as semesters. The recommended study pattern consists of 3 core subjects and 5 elective subjects, with 4 to be completed in your first study period and 4 in your second.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of 8 subjects.