Dublin Institute of Technology

B.Sc. Environmental Health

Honours Degree
Level 8
Course: DT491

Our environment and lifestyle affects our health - the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, our homes and workplaces can all have an influence on our state of health. Students on this programme gain experience of examining issues such as - food safety, environmental pollution, occupational safety and health risk management - through lectures, laboratories, studio work, field visits and professional work placement.

Environmental Health Practitioners play an important role in private industry and in the State sector in ensuring that proper standards are achieved. They do this through advice, education, monitoring and regulation. The duration of this programme is 4 years full-time.


Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate in six subjects - two of which must be at grade C3 or higher on Higher Level papers. Results must include Irish or English, at least C3 in Ordinary Level Mathematics and at least C3 at Higher Level in one of Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry or Biology or an equivalent qualification.

2004 entry: 305 points.
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Course Outline

The programme is delivered in a modular manner. The major areas of study include:

Year One
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Built Environment, Environmental Health, Data Management, Microbiology and Organic Chemistry.

Year Two
Food Sciences, Environmental Science, Built Environment, Environmental Health Practice, Environmental Health Risk, Food Chemistry, Food Technology and Environmental Health Management.

Year Three
Food Safety, Food Technology, Environmental Health, Environmental Health Management, Environmental Health Professional Studies, Environmental Management, Built Environment and Professional Practice.

Year Four
Food Safety Management, Safety Management and Emergency Planning, Environmental Health Management, Built Environment, Environmental Management Systems and Legislation, Dissertation and Elective.





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