Environmental health (Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts)



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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Key information


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Unit set code

MJ-S000059 - Major

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  • Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health HSN101
  • Microbiology SLE234
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1 HSH205
  • Toxicology SLE312
  • Risks to Healthy Environments SLE342
  • Plus one of the following units:

  • Understanding Health HBS107 *
  • Cells and Genes SLE111 *
  • *For students undertaking this major as part of H300 Bachelor of Health Sciences you must undertake SLE111 Cells and Genes as part of this major.

    *For students undertaking this major as part of S323 Bachelor of Biomedical Science you must undertake HBS107 Understanding Health as part of this major.