Environmental Health

Course Title Diploma Environmental Health
Course Overview

Environmental health is a widespread branch relating to the public health which concern about all the aspects of the natural and artificial environment which may affect human health. The Diploma in Environmental Health course offered by Victoria International College focuses on the various aspects of the human health and diseases that are determined by the factors in the environment.

The Victoria International College provides Diploma in Environmental Health program for duration of 3 years with theoretical and experiential training that provide students with the insights and skills in environmental health practices. This course is designed with a well structured curriculum & data under the guidance of highly qualified and experienced lecturers and tutors.

Study Mode Full time - 3 years
Commencement January ,April & September
Entry Requirements SPM 3 credit including Science or pass certificate related field or Other equivalent qualification recognized by the Government of Malaysia.
Course Details
  • INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE LAND & HYDROGEOLOGIC
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS
  • EDUCATION MALAYSIA
  • TECHNOLOGY, HYGIENE AND FOOD SAFETY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
  • MICROBIOLOGY
  • CHEMISTRY
  • OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH
  • AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND SANITATION
  • HOUSING & LAND USE
  • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH METHODS
  • PEST CONTROL AND VECTORS
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
  • PROMOTION AND HEALTH EDUCATION
  • PROCEDURE LAW
  • SEMINAR AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
  • REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
  • PLACEMENT OF HEALTH EDUCATION REVIEW
  • HUMAN RELATIONS AND ATTITUDE
  • SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND DANGEROUS
  • PRACTICAL TRAINING SESSION
  • ISLAMIC STUDIES or MORAL EDUCATION
  • ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
  • INTRODUCTION IN EH
  • ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
  • COMPUTER SKILL
  • MATHEMATICS
  • BAHASA KEBANGSAAN A
  • PHYSICS
  • DISEASE CONTROL

Diploma Environmental Health

Environmental health is a field of study that addresses biological, chemical and physical factors external to a person, and all other relevant factors that have an impact on behaviors. It entails the evaluation and control of environmental factors that have the potential of affecting human health. The main objective of the discipline is to create health supportive environments and prevent diseases. Behaviors unrelated to external environment like those associated with culture or genetics are not covered under this heading.

Defining environmental health is not easy. According to one of the definitions offered by the World Health Organization, environmental health deals with the areas of human health and the quality of life that depend on biological, physical, chemical, psychological and social environmental factors. It involves assessment, prevention, control and correction of environmental factors that can have an adverse impact on the health of present and coming generations.

The monitoring and control activities carried out to implement environmental health policies are termed as environmental health services. The services also involve promotion of environmentally friendly behaviors and technologies, and encouragement of better environmental parameters. Environmental health professionals also play an important role in the development of new policy areas.

About 25% of the diseases occurring worldwide are a result of environmental hazards. Healthier environment can help prevent as many as 13 million deaths annually. The importance of environmental health is clear from this fact. The Environmental Health program offered by Victoria International College (VIC) deals with the assessment of health problems, scientific understanding of the causes and possible solutions for the control and correction of major environmental issues faced by developing as well as industrialized nations.

Biological organisms, chemicals and other contaminants are a part of our routine life. Some contaminants like chemicals are manmade, while those like mold occur naturally. Exposure to contaminants can cause health issues like neurological problems, reproductive issues, respiratory disorders and even cancer. The level of toxicity differs from one contaminant to another. It is the responsibility of an environmental health professional to identify the source of contamination, study the contaminant and its pathway, and come up with possible approaches to control or correct the issue.

Environmental health can mean different things to different agencies. It means septic systems, building permits and food safety to local health departments, while it means tackling natural calamities like floods and earthquakes for federal agencies. VIC’s Environmental Health program is recognized by government as well as private sector. This means that environmental health graduates from VIC are eligible for employment in government as well as private sector environmental health agencies.

Why Choose this Course?

Environmental health has a direct impact into everyone’s lives throughout the globe and that is why a student with diploma in environment health becomes ensure of everything related to the health. Such as that the food they buy is eatable, the air they breathe is not filled with contaminants, that the places where they work in the future or visit are safe, that the environment is not filled with pests or fly tipped waste and that do they have peaceful enjoyment of their home. Students who pursue the Diploma in Environmental Health can also further study into higher degree program.

Students will become able of identifying environmental health issues. They can conduct professional evaluation and assessment with efficient control and precautionary measures to overcome issues related to environment. Through this environmental health program students will be exposed to the various public health legislations and enforcement procedures, which would make them efficient enforcement officers in the public sector such as; the Ministry of Health or Local Authorities. The career prospects after this diploma includes Assistant Environment Health Officer in Ministry of Health & Local Authorities, Environmental Health Control & Research Officer, Safety and Hygiene Officer, VIC programs are especially designed for the overall development of students which means that the career prospects for all VIC students are bright in any of the discipline.

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