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Bachelor of Environmental Health & Safety (Hons) ODL

Offered by: MAHSA University

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Course Duration4 years
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FacultyFaculty of Health Science
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Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
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The Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons) ODL is a 4-year undergraduate degree programme that prepares students for a career in environmental health and safety. This programme offered by MAHSA University employ’s an innovative teaching and learning approach through online and distance learning (ODL) delivery modes.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is the study of science and practices of public health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment affecting human health and its related issues that impacts communities, alongside promoting sustainable living conditions. Students will study disease prevention and control, food safety and hygiene, drinking water quality and supply, solid waste management and cleansing, pest and vector management, environmental health legislation, international health and management, wastewater treatment and management, occupational health and safety, risk management and assessment, emergency response management, industrial hygiene and environmental health activities in local authorities. The scope for environmental health related activities are wide and encompasses future advances and technologies.

There is an increased and continued demand for expertise in the EHS field locally and globally. EHS graduates are much sought after in various industrial and manufacturing segments including government linked agencies. Here at MAHSA, we have taken the bold step to envisage the global and national vision of the current and future industrial revolution by molding competent graduates with all rounded qualities coupled with the necessary talent and skills to lead the ever-evolving environmental health and safety landscape.

The ODL teaching methods include lecture and tutorial sessions on the e-learning platform.

Self–instructional materials will be uploaded to the online forum prior to lecture or tutorial sessions. Integrative teaching approaches through discussion and seminars will be held through this online platform. Lecturers will facilitate learning using case scenarios. Practical sessions will be conducted through face-to-face teaching where hands–on skills can be demonstrated.


 

Course Description

The Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons) ODL is a 4-year undergraduate degree programme that prepares students for a career in environmental health and safety. This programme offered by MAHSA University employ’s an innovative teaching and learning approach through online and distance learning (ODL) delivery modes.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is the study of science and practices of public health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment affecting human health and its related issues that impacts communities, alongside promoting sustainable living conditions. Students will study disease prevention and control, food safety and hygiene, drinking water quality and supply, solid waste management and cleansing, pest and vector management, environmental health legislation, international health and management, wastewater treatment and management, occupational health and safety, risk management and assessment, emergency response management, industrial hygiene and environmental health activities in local authorities. The scope for environmental health related activities are wide and encompasses future advances and technologies.

There is an increased and continued demand for expertise in the EHS field locally and globally. EHS graduates are much sought after in various industrial and manufacturing segments including government linked agencies. Here at MAHSA, we have taken the bold step to envisage the global and national vision of the current and future industrial revolution by molding competent graduates with all rounded qualities coupled with the necessary talent and skills to lead the ever-evolving environmental health and safety landscape.

The ODL teaching methods include lecture and tutorial sessions on the e-learning platform.

Self–instructional materials will be uploaded to the online forum prior to lecture or tutorial sessions. Integrative teaching approaches through discussion and seminars will be held through this online platform. Lecturers will facilitate learning using case scenarios. Practical sessions will be conducted through face-to-face teaching where hands–on skills can be demonstrated.

Curriculum
  • YEAR 1
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Chemistry for Environmental Health
    • Introduction to Public and Environmental Health
    • Introduction to Soil and Hydrogeology
    • Biochemistry for Environmental Health
    • Microbiology for Environmental Health
    • Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases Control
    • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • Pest and Vector Management
    • English for Health Science
    • Malaysia Studies
    • Islamic Studies/Moral Education
  • YEAR 2
    • Research Methodology
    • Built Environment, Housing and Technology
    • Environmental Health Risk Assessment
    • Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
    • Applied Ecology
    • Health Promotion and Education
    • Practical Training
  • YEAR 3
    • Integrated Solid Waste Management
    • Management and Safety of Toxic Substances
    • Pollution and Environmental Monitoring and Management
    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Environmental Health Legislation
    • Food Safety and Management
    • Water supply and Quality Management
    • Environmental and Occupational Emergency Response Management
    • Healthcare Management
    • Health Psychology
    • English for Research Writing
  • YEAR 4
    • Waste Water Management
    • Ethics and Laws for Health Science Professional
    • First Aid and Basic Life Support
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Research Project
    • Industrial Training
Entry Requirements

i) Pass Matriculation/Pre-University/STPM or equivalent qualification with minimum CGPA 2.33 in TWO of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
  • Chemistry

ii) Pass A-Level or equivalent qualification with minimum Grade D in TWO of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
  • Chemistry

iii) Pass in South Australian Matriculation (SAM) - achieves 60% ATAR or minimum score 12 for three (3) subjects including:

  • Biology
  • Biology/Physics
  • One other subject

iv) Pass Diploma in Environmental Health from MAHSA University with minimum CGPA of 2.50

v) Pass Diploma with minimum CGPA 2.75 in related field (other higher education institutions)

vi) Pass Diploma with CGPA less than 2.75 in related field and a minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in the related field

vii) Pass in International Baccalaureate (IB) with minimum 24 points including following subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics

viii) Pass in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) - achieves Grade B in five (5) subjects including:

  • Biology/Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Three other subjects

ix) Pass in Monash University Foundation Pre-University Program (MUFY)/Canadian Pre-University (CPU)/Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP)/Higher School Certificate-Sydney Australia/UNSW/HSC/New Zealand Bursary/American High School with Advanced Placement (AP)/Trinity College Foundation Studies/Western Australian Curriculum Council (WACC)/AUSMAT/South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)/Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)/Victorian Certificate in Education (VCE)/Tertiary Entrance Examination (TEE)/Ontario Secondary School Diploma - achieve 60% ATAR or achieve 60% (aggregate) in following two (2) subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics

x) Pass in Indian Pre-University - achieves 60% (aggregate) or CGPA 2.50 including the following two (2) subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Physics

xi) Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia

English proficiency for international student:

TOEFL (550) / IELTS (5.5) / MUET (Band 3)

*if the Entry Qualification to the programme is from a University where English is not the medium of instruction; OR pass an English Proficiency test approved by the University.*

Career Prospects
  • Environmental Health Officer(EHO) in Ministry of Health/Ministry of Housing, Local Government/Local Authorities/Tourism Sectors/Quarantine Services
  • EHO in Airports, Sea Port Authorities, border crossings, entry points and transportation hubs
  • EHO in hypermarkets, malls and shopping centres
  • EHO is Solid Waste Management/Waste Water Management Company, and recycling industries
  • EHO and Safety Officers in industrial sectors, manufacturing, and oil and gas industries
  • Hygiene Manager in Food Manufacturing Industry and Hospitality Industry
  • Consultant in the field of Environmental Health and Safety, hygiene training, food safety
  • Sanitation and Infection Control Managers in private hospitals, plantation sectors, refugee camps, emergency response
  • Investigating Officers in Social Security Organization, and Employees Provident Funds
  • Lecturer in Higher Education Institutions
  • Pest and Vector Control Management

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


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