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Diploma in environmental health

Course Detail:

Environmental Health is a challenging field of research and policy that links the natural, health and social sciences and the world of academia, business, labour, government and community groups. The relationship between human health and environment are, however, multidirectional where human health and wellbeing can have a consequence impact on the state of the environment. The Diploma Programme will provide skills and knowledge for understanding and professional practice in such an interconnected world.

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Course Duration

Entry Requirement:

SPM or equivalent with 5 credits in the following subject:

Course Structure

Semester 1

Anatomy & Physiology

Introduction to Environmental Health

Chemistry 1

Basic Mathematics


Microbiology 1

Semester 2

Introduction to Soil and Hydrogeology

Government Organisational Behaviour

Microbiology 2

Sewage Disposal

Water Supply

Chemistry 2

Semester 3

Malaysian Studies 2

Communicative English

Computer Application

Semester 4

Food Technology


Entomology and Parasitology

Pest and Vector Management

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Human Relationship and Behaviour

Semester 5

Disease Control

Land Use and Housing

Food Safety

Environmental Assessment

Introduction to Environmental Toxicology

Semester 6

Occupational Safety and Health

Legal Procedure

Semester 7

Pool and Recreational Waters

Environmental Health Law

Solid Waste Management

Environmental Health Promotion & Education

Research Methodology: Principle and Issues

Semester 8

Operational and Administrative Area

Food Hygiene and Safety

Water Quality

Environment Health Career Development in Government Agencies

Legal Proceeding

International Health

Environmental Health Career in Private Agencies

Disease Control and Monitoring

Environmental Health & Building Technology

Environmental Health Study

Semester 9

Comment on Practical Attachment


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