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Diploma in Environmental Health

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees36300/Course
Fees (International Student)Refer to Univ.
FacultyFaculty of Health Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyEnvironmental Protection
Course Description

MAHSA University’s Diploma in Environmental Health is a 3-year comprehensive programme for students who have completed their SPM or its equivalent. This course was tailored for individuals who have an interest in health and the environmental. Students will learn about the importance of preventing the transmission of infectious diseases brought about by physical, biological, cultural and socio-environmental agents. They will also discuss the necessity of good sanitation, preventive measures and remedial action.

MAHSA's Diploma in Environmental Health is an exciting programme that observes and studies human activity that affects the quality of human life. Students learn to make scientific observations based on empirical evidence and logical deductions, and to formulate their own conclusions and solutions to current environmental problems. Core topics include health issues; the body’s reaction to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical and biological agents of environmental contamination; the ways in which pollutants are released on the environment in solid, liquid and gaseous forms; types of hazardous wastes; susceptible populations; risk analysis and the scientific bases for decision-making, and emerging global environmental health issues.

Upon completion of the course, students will be equipped with a fundamental knowledge of the relevant sciences and their auxiliary services such as legal barriers and obligations, codes of practice and ethics, and relevant communication skills.

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Basic Mathematics
  • English for Occupational Purpose
  • Physics for Environmental Health
  • Introduction to Environmental Health
  • Introduction to Soil and Hydrogeology
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Basic Chemistry for Environmental Health
  • Microbiology 1
  • Disease Control
  • Food Microbiology & Technology
  • National Language
  • Malaysia Studies
  • Islamic Studies/Moral Education

Year 2

  • Introduction to Environmental Toxicology
  • International Health
  • Microbiology 2
  • Environmental Health Legislations
  • Food Hygiene & Safety
  • Water Supply & Sewerage Disposal
  • Land Use & Housing
  • Environmental Health Promotion & Education
  • Pools & Recreational Water
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Government Organization and Human Behaviors
  • Pest & Vector Management
  • Environmental Health Risk Assessment
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Legal Procedure for Environmental Health
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Environmental Health Research & Report Writing
  • IT in Environmental Health

Year 3

  • Practical Attachment at District Health Offices and Local Authorities
Entry Requirements
      • SPM or equivalent with PASS in Bahasa Melayu and English and 5 credits in the following subjects:

        • Mathematics

        • ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science); and

        • Any other THREE subjects (including Bahasa Malaysia and/or English if credits)

        *Having SPM referring to pass SPM with at least pass in Bahasa Melayu and History*

    OR

    • Pass GCE O-Level or equivalent with PASS in Bahasa Melayu or English and 5 Grade C in the following subjects:

      • Mathematics

      • ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science); and

      • Any other THREE subjects (including Bahasa Melayu and/or English if obtained Grade C)

    OR

      • Certificate (Level 3 MQF) in the field of Health Science with minimum CGPA of 2.75

    OR

    • Other recognized qualification of equivalence

    English proficiency for international student:

    • IELTS (4.0)

    • TOEFL IBT (30-31)

    • TOEFL PBT (397)

    • CAM ENG ADV–CAE (160)

    • CAM ENG PROF–CPE (180)

    • Pearson Test English–PTE (30)

    • MUET (Band 2)

Intake Months

April/Oct

Career Prospects
  • Assistant Environmental Health Officer at Ministry of Health or Local Authorities.
  • Safety and Hygiene Officer.
  • Environmental Health Control/Research Officer.
  • Hospitality industry as Hygiene Officer.

 

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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