Diploma in Environmental Health

Professional Recognition

Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)(A1836)

Intake

April, August and November

(Coming intake will be on 7th April 2021)

Duration

3 Years/ 9 Semesters

Tuition Fee

Local student – RM 35,475

International student – RM 47,030

* The policies, regulations, procedures and fees are subject to change without prior notice of the university.

Diploma in Environmental Health is a three years program including six months of professional placement. The first five semesters, students are exposing to the public health, environmental protection, food safety, legal procedures and occupational safety and health.

The last semester, students are placed to undergo practicum attachment at various institutions and establish in the health care industry to expose themselves in practical on-field including sampling procedure and legal enforcement. In addition to the overriding themes, operational skills are essential for Environmental health Practitioner. The course focuses on particular areas such as communication and teamwork.

Practical Attachment

The student will be attached in local authorities and government agency then work closely in the areas of public health, licensing, vector and pest control, food safety and quality, promotion units, legal affairs and urbanization.

At the end of the professional placement, the students will be able to demonstrate their ability to apply environmental health solution-based approach and taking into account the impacts on human and environment. Successful completion of the professional placement year allows the award of a Diploma in Environmental Health upon graduation.

At the end of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply advanced level knowledge in environmental health.
  • Assess and analyze issues of environmental health in workplaces and the community as well as construct and recommend pragmatic preventive and corrective measures.
  • Demonstrate sensitivities and responsibilities towards the community, culture and environment; as well as to train employees, advice employers, and educate the community on the environmental health field.
  • Adhere to the legal, ethical and professional code of conduct in environmental health.
  • Present information and findings coherently; effectively communicate with peers, healthcare professionals, stakeholders and the community at large; demonstrate leadership, interpersonal and social skills; as well as collaborate with other healthcare professionals.
  • Apply evidence-based scientific principles in identifying and analyzing environmental health problems as well as in providing solutions and ideas to improve the environmental health issues; and participate in research related to environmental health.
  • Utilize computer technology and information management systems to enhance their practice; and apply lifelong learning skills and principles in academic and career development.
  • Coordinate daily activities relating to environmental health; apply broad business and real-world perspectives in the workplace and everyday activities; and demonstrate entrepreneurial skills in their practice.

Malaysian candidate

Passed SPM or equivalent with FIVE (5) credits including the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • 1 Science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Sciences/Applied Science); and
    Any 3 other subjects;
  • Pass Bahasa Malaysia & English

 

International candidate

GCE/O-Level or equivalent with FIVE credits (Grade C) in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • 1 Science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Sciences/Applied Science); and
    Any other 2 subjects

 

– Proficiency in English (Required for those whose medium of instruction is no in the English language.)

– Pass International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) with a minimum of 5.5 orTest of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) with a minimum of 550

All courses are listed according to the first cohort (April intake). If you are interested to know for other cohorts (August and November intake), fell free to contact our coordinator.

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1

U1 – Pengajian Malaysia II
Introduction to Environmental Health
Basic Microbiology
Mathematic
Chemistry

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2

Proficiency English I
U2-Bahasa Kebangsaan A
U2-Kemahiran Kepimpinan
U2-Asas-asas Al-Quran
U2-Communication Skills

 

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 3

Proficiency English II
Basic Biochemistry
Water Supply and Sewage Disposal
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Mandarin I
Arabic I
Human Behaviour

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1

U3-Tasawwuf Islam di Malaysia
U3-Agama-Agama di Malaysia
U3-Hak Asasi di Malaysia
Effective Communication
Environmental Health Epidemiology
Soil and Hydrogeology
Land Use and Housing
Environmental Toxicology

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2

U4-Wellness & Healthy Lifestyle
U4-Green Awareness & Sustainability in Community
Communication Skill for Health Sciences

 

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 3

Environmental Pollution Control
Food Hygiene and Safety
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Environmental Health Legislation and Administration

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1

Communicable and Non Communicable Disease Control
Vector and Pest Control
Environmental Health Law Procedure
Environmental Health Education and Promotion
Investigation and Report Writing

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2

Work Ethics
Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health

 

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 3

Practicum I
Practicum II
Practicum III

Local Authorities

  • Institutions of Higher Education
  • District Health Office
  • Ministry of Housing and Local Government
  • Solid waste management and public cleansing

Private Sector

  • Food industries
  • Health care industries
  • Environment Organization (Private Bodies / International)
  • Pest control companies
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