Environmental Health

  • Environmental Health

Qualifications

Overview

The Environmental Health major provides grounding in the fundamental sciences that underpin an understanding of the environmental risk factors that affect health and well-being and the methods used to assess them. This encompasses:

  • the geographical distribution of disease
  • exposure to key risk factors and methods used to minimise exposure
  • the context of government legislation aimed at creating and maintaining healthy environments.

You will develop an understanding of risk factors in the natural and built environment, underlying biological processes, and the scientific methods used to investigate, monitor, and assess the effects of environmental hazards - such as pollution, unsafe food, and infectious diseases - on people's health and well-being.

Contact us

School of Health Sciences | Te Kura Mātai Hauora

Phone +64 3 369 3333
Email educationadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Ōrakipaoa Building, Dovedale campus - see campus maps

Postal address
College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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