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Bachelor of Health Science (Hons) Environmental & Occupational Health

Offered by: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees900/Sem
Fees (International Student)USD4167/Year
FacultyHealth - School of Health Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Additional NotesSM10
Course Description

Environmental and Occupational Health Programme is offered by the School of Health Sciences, as a full time 4 years (8 semesters) undergraduate academic programme. Students will be awarded the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Environmental and Occupational Health) upon completion of the programme.

Environmental and Occupational Health Programme is an integrative academic programme involves interdisciplinary field. The tools of science and technology are used to solve human health problems related to the environment and occupational issues. Knowledge in the field of environment and occupational health will serve as a competitive advantage that enables the graduates to work effectively with medical professionals involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with environmental and occupational related problems. The designation and development of the programme is aimed to fulfill the specific needs of potential employers, regulators and modern society in general. The students will be trained on international quality management systems, including ISO9001, ISO14001, OSHAS18000, ILO-OSH 2001 and MS 1722: 2003.

Students will also be exposed to knowledge in the field of quantitative chemistry with special attention on skills of handling analytical instruments to measure pollutants in outdoors and indoors samples, independently. Students will gain real life experience through 6 months Smart Partnership Scheme established between the university, industries and government institutions.

Entry Requirements

i.    Lulus Peperiksaan Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) dengan mendapat sekurang-kurangnya PNGK 3.00

DAN

ii.    Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Gred B (NGMP 3.00 ) pada peringkat STPM dalam mata pelajaran berikut :

    •    Pengajian Am
    •    Mana-mana dua ( 2 ) mata pelajaran berikut :

        •    Biology
        •    Physics
        •    Chemistry
        •    Mathematics T

DAN

iii.   Mendapat sekurang-kurangnya Tahap 2 (Band 2) dalam Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
Career Prospects

Career opportunities for graduates of the Environmental and Occupational Health programme are wide (public and private sectors, industries and NGO’s) in Malaysia and overseas. These include:

 

  1. Safety and health officers, environmental health officers and safety supervisors.
  2. Environmental management system engineers, environmental health and safety executives, health promotion officers and operation officers.
  3. Training officers and marketing executives
  4. Science or research officers at institutions of higher learning and research.
  5. Tutors or lecturers at academic institutions. Graduates can also register as graduate students and possibly join as teaching staff in Higher Education institution.

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


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