This Associate Degree Programme, which concludes with the six months internship, is worth 90 credits. The structure reflects both the assessed national needs 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 are introduced to develop theoretical concepts and practical skills, work habits, and a sense of the integrated approach to managing environmental health research, systems and processes.
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.