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Bachelor Of Technology Centre
Bachelor of Technology

Honours Degree in Environmental Health

Bulawayo Polytechnic
Introduction
Environmental Health is the assessment and management of environmental influences on human health. This includes the study of:
  • Environmental protection (including control of air, water and land pollution).
  • Food safety and hygiene (including production, distribution and fitness for human consumption.) 
  • Occupational Health and safety (including investigation and control of work related accidents and ill-health). 
  • The built environment (includes homes, work places and public spaces).
Most environmental health students are motivated by a desire to directly improve living conditions to the benefit of a wide range of people. Environmental impact assessment, sustainable development, combating air, water, noise and land pollution are increasingly important and there is a pressing need for graduates with skills in these disciplines. Correspondingly, the course provides an emphasis on teaching subjects that are relevant to contemporary problems faced by the communities, government, industry and commercial organisations.
Overview
The Bachelor of Technology honors degree is designed to provide participants with expertise in current methods for examining factors that affect human health, assessing and managing the risks involved, and meeting the challenges resulting in the interaction between people and the environment. The graduates should be capable of exercising management and control in the environmental and occupational issues.
Entry Requirements
Applicants must satisfy the entry requirements prescribed under academic regulations of the National University of Science and Technology for admission.
  • Food safety and hygiene (including production, distribution and fitness for human consumption.) 
  • Have Higher National Diploma in Environmental Health (1 year).
Mode of Study
The Bachelor of Technology honors degree programme is a two year programme run on a block release basis
Duration
For Apprentices: the duration of all NC Courses is 39 weeks (1 year - 3 thirteen week terms)
For Direct Entry students: 3 years as follows.

- First year - College Attendance
- Second year - Industrial Attachment
- Third year - College Attendance

Professional Recognition
The Bachelor of Technology Honours Degree in Environmental Health is offered in affiliation with the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).

Course

Modules

Part 1 Modules
  • Research Methodology
  • Management Practice
  • Environmental Health
  • Laboratory Practice
  • Meat Hygiene
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
Part 1 Modules
  • Research Methodology
  • Management Practice
  • Environmental Health
  • Laboratory Practice
  • Meat Hygiene
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
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Upon completion

Graduates

should be able to

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  • Communicate scientific findings to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Conduct field surveys
  • Evaluate sample data
  • Lead in the interdisciplinary team to resolve environmental issues
  • Assess environmental exposures to working and non-working populations.
  • Conduct applied research
  • Direct environmental projects
  • Contribute to conflict resolution and mediation
  • Describe key environmental and occupational health legislation
  • Influence legislators on key environmental and occupational health issues
  • Conduct environmental health risk assessments
  • Contribute to risk analysis process
  • Provide environmental and occupational health related consultation to local and national governments, international agencies, non-governmental organisation, industry, private associations, labour organisations and institutions