Protection of public health is the key principle underpinning the work of Environmental Health Practitioners (EHP) whether that is investigating a food poisoning outbreak or accident at work, through to noise problems, housing issues and contamination of the environment.
The course will:
This is a practice – based course with the integration of practical case studies, visits and real life examples throughout the course through to develop the ability to make informed decisions, within the legislative framework to protect health and promote well-being.
Students carrying out routine food hygiene inspection in a large catering kitchen.
Through a variety of learning activities, year 1 provides an exciting introduction to the broad scope of environmental health including human health, natural environment and public health. You will also develop key skills for effective study throughout your course such as IT, laboratory and field work and report writing skills.
You will focus on law and practice in food safety, health and safety, housing and environmental protection. Using case studies and scenarios you will learn about enforcement and criminal investigation techniques. Field trips and site visits will help to transform students into Environmental Health Practitioners.
There is an optional but strongly recommended placement year to develop practical skills, professional competence and may involve working in local authorities and/or the private sector.
You will develop a multi-disciplinary approach required for environmental health practice through case studies, complex investigation and inspection of premises. During this year you have the opportunity to undertake an independent research project in an area of interest.
Field trips to study health and safety risk management at a large steel stockholders. Field trips play an important role in providing students with practical experience to enhance employability.
If you are looking for a rewarding career, which offers a broad spectrum of work ranging from food safety to environmental protection and which enables you to improve the quality of life for many people, then this course is for you.
The course is the first stage in becoming an Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP). As an EHP you will be able to pursue a career in disciplines such as food safety, housing standards, health and safety, environmental protection and public health within local authorities or in the private sector (food industry, retail, consultancy, air and travel industry).
Students gaining hands on experience using sophisticated envionmental noise monitoring equipment.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and the first stage in becoming a registered Environmental Health Practitioner. To obtain registration, students must complete an Experiential Learning Portfolio and complete professional assessments.
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course
|Part time #||£2,780|
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321137
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study