Environmental Health Inspection

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Description

 

This Associate Degree Programme, which concludes with the six months internship, is worth 90 credits. The structure reflects both the assessed national needs in this area, and the harmonised regional approach to the delivery of the education and training in Environmental Health.

The first semester is based on the application of natural sciences - biology, chemistry physics and mathematics and the study of environmental health. Subsequent courses introduced and develop theoretical concepts and practical skills, work habits, and a sense of the integrated approach to managing environmental health research, systems and processes.

The Associate Degree is intended in the regional framework for Environmental Health to be step 2 of a 3 step process towards the Bachelor of Science, which will involve specialist areas such as epidemiology, occupational health, vector control, environmental engineering and food safety.

 

Aims of the Programme

 

The programme aims to provide professional training that will contribute to enhanced environmental health standards in the region, by:

  • Heightening awareness and enhancing perceptions of environmental health as an area of study and as a profession.
  • Training students in best practices in environmental health inspection and related areas.
  • Enhancing the local and regional epidemiology and research bases through guided study.
  • Allowing students to advance through the regional qualifications framework.
  • Providing students with an intensive, structured internship in preparation for fulfilling professional roles in their various territories.

Student Profile


Students may enter directly from school or following work experience. The programme traditionally receives students from across the region.

Qualified applicants are invited to attend in interview.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into the College are:

  • Four (4) passes at CSEC General Proficiency Level with Grade 1, 2, or 3 (from June 1998 only) OR
  • Four (4) passes at GCE Ordinary Level with Grades A, B or C OR
  • Any qualification considered by the College to be equivalent to the abovementioned OR
  • Pre-Health Certification with prior passes in Chemistry and Biology.

 NB. Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology are compulsory. Pre-Health Sciences Certificate. 

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