Environmental health is the branch of public health that is concerned with the effects of environmental factors on the health and well-being of people, including water quality for consumption, indoor and outdoor air quality, waste management, housing, contaminated land, food quality, infectious disease and hygiene
The 3-year Diploma in Environmental Health programme provides students with comprehensive training in areas of environmental health, namely air, food and water quality, soil pollution, waste management, noise pollution, pest control, housing and the use of hazardous substances while also developing students’ knowledge and ability to respond to current and emerging issues.
The programme also places a strong emphasis on communication and educational skills, the principles of human behaviour, and the ability to resolve problems, with the aim of encouraging students to promote an understanding of environmental health and the role of their profession within the community and to be committed to ongoing lifelong learning.
Graduates from Diploma in Environmental Health are qualified to work as an Assistant Environmental Health Officer (EHO) at the Ministry of Health or local authorities, as Safety and Health Officer, or as an Environmental Health Researcher.
- 5 credits including Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mathematics and at least one Science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Applied Science) and any other one subject
- At least Grade C in English, Mathematics and at least one Science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science) and any other two subjects