Environmental health



Environmental Health deals with many factors in our natural and built environment that affects human health. You will learn how microorganisms and toxic substances interact with biological systems and how this leads to clinical effects. Risks to healthy environments in urban, industrial, agricultural and/or natural settings will be evaluated using epidemiology, toxicology and statistics. You will also learn about risk assessment and risk management through policy, legislation, and integration of risk management with environmental management principles. This major is recommended for students interested in working in public health policy, environmental health and related areas.

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Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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  • Understanding Health HBS107
  • Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health HSN101
  • Microbiology SLE234 *
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1 HSH205
  • Toxicology SLE312
  • Risks to Healthy Environments SLE342
  • * Prerequisite unit applies (SLE111 Cells and Genes - core to the course)