Advanced PG Diploma in Environmental Health Management

Key Facts

Duration
6-8 Months
Max. Duration
24 Months
Mode
Online
CREDITS
32

Overview

Environmental health is the control of all those aspects in the environment that may have adverse effects on the basic determinants of health vis-à-vis people’s physical, mental, or social well-being. Environmental health is the speciality of public health management that deals with the relationships in-between people and their environment; promotes human health and well-being; and encourages healthy and safe communities.

Environmental health is a basic component of any standard public health system. This specialty of public health management works to advance policies and programs to mitigate the risks associated with chemical, biological, radiation and other environmental exposures in air, water, soil and food to protect people and provide communities with healthy living.

The Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Health Management at the James Lind Institute is designed to prepare professionals to confidently deal with community situations with the knowledge and understanding to evaluate and solve real-world environmental and occupational health problems. During this course, particular emphasis is placed on understanding the relationships between the physical and social aspects of environmental and occupational health problems. In addition, critical management and analytical skills are taught to develop professionals into successful managers and leaders.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The program is comprised of 11 modules that can be completed in about 6 to 8 months. For a detailed list of modules covered in this program, please refer to the curriculum.

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Curriculum

MODULE 01: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
MODULE 02: COMMUNITY MEDICINE
MODULE 03: OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD MANAGEMENT / MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE
MODULE 04: OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND ILLNESSES
MODULE 05: OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE
MODULE 06: WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT, SECURITY & EMERGENCIES
MODULE 07: INTRODUCTION TO THE MANAGEMENT ROLE
MODULE 08: HEALTHCARE PLANNING, ORGANIZING & CONTROL
MODULE 09: ACCOUNTING & FINANCE IN HEALTHCARE
MODULE 10: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND EVIDENCE BASED OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
MODULE 11: RESEARCH METHODS

TOTAL CREDITS: 32

What is a credit?

A credit represents the amount of effort that is required to complete the program. Each module credit is equal to approximately 20 hours of study including lecture, tutorial, projects, assignment, field work etc. as may be applicable.

The curriculum for this Environmental Health Management course is comprehensive and has been developed and evaluated by experienced environmental health professionals making it suitable for new graduates who want to make a career in environmental health as well as professionals already working in this sector.

How You Will Study

This program is conducted fully online.

Once you are enrolled you will be provided a username and password to login to our e-Campus. All the courses that you are supposed to study will be available in your account. You can log in and complete your courses at any time of your convenience. Study materials are provided in the form of lectures, reading materials, additional videos, research papers, and so on. The faculty can be contacted for any assistance when required. All tests and assignment submissions also take place via the e-Campus. For more information please refer to the online learning section of the website.

Important Dates

Next Start Date: 15 Aug 2022
Application Deadline: 12 Aug 2022

Assessments

  • Multiple Choice Questions

    Each lesson that you study online will be followed by a multiple choice question test. These usually comprise of 15 to 20 questions and can be attempted multiple times if needed. Pass percentage is 60%. The next unit in the sequence only unlocks once you have passed the test.

  • Project Work

    Each module is followed by a project or an assignment. This is like writing an essay in 1000 to 1500 words. The project topic and the guidelines to be followed will be available in your account.

Academic Support

As a student you can interact online with the faculty members and fellow students to network and to discuss important topics via your e-Campus. The faculty can be contacted via personal messaging, emails, or phone, if required.

Towards the end of the program you will be provided placement assistance via our “Student Success Team”.

In addition, soon after enrolment, each participant registered in this course is provided with a mentor who is an experienced professional from the clinical research industry. The mentor can be contacted at any time via email for career guidance.

Eligibility Requirements

The minimum eligibility criteria for this program would include either of the following:

– Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc
– Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT, etc
– Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences
– Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics
– Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.
– Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses are also eligible to apply.

If you lack the above mentioned educational prerequisite you may still be eligible to apply upon recommendation of your supervisor if you have some prior work experience in this field. Please contact our admission representatives / counsellor to discuss your case.

Document Requirements
  • A passport size photo (head and shoulders only)
  • Copy of identity proof e.g. a copy of passport or any other government-issued identity card
  • Copy of bachelor’s degree or equivalent (degree/higher national diploma etc.)
  • Copy of academic transcripts/marks sheets from the bachelor’s degree
Language Requirements

This program is taught in English. Therefore, you should be comfortable in using English as a language of communication (reading, writing and speaking).

No proof is required.

 

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Career Opportunities

The career opportunities in environmental health practice are very vast and include professionals working in the public and private sector organizations in the capacity of management, technical expertise, education, enforcement, consultation, and emergency response for the purpose of prevention of environmental health hazards and the advancement and protection of the public health and the environment. 

A few work areas which require trained environmental health professionals include but are not limited to the following: food safety; housing; occupational health and safety management; land use; community noise control; recreational swimming areas and waters; electromagnetic radiation safety; solids, liquids, and hazardous materials management; underground storage tank safety and control; septic tank systems; vector control; potable drinking water quality; water sanitation; emergency preparedness and hazard prevention; milk and dairy sanitation; etc.

Program FAQ's

This program can be completed in about 12 months. It is fully self-paced, so you can increase your pace or go slow based on your time availability.

The primary mode of learning is via pre-recorded lectures, videos, reading materials etc. A few live guest lectures are scheduled during the program however they are optional to attend. Whenever such sessions are scheduled they are planned in a way that is convenient for most of our students. If you are unable to attend, a reccorded version will be provided.

You will be able to interact with the faculty via the personal messaging facility available in your study account, discussion forum, or via emails. A short phone call can also be scheduled if necessary.

A discussion group is available for the program. You can post your questions in the group and other students may respond.

Generally, you do not need to purchase any books. All the resources that you need will be made available by the faculty in your account. If you do wish to have text books, then the faculty can recommend to you some, and you may purchase them on your own,

Each unit within each course will be followed by a short multiple-choice question test. Once you pass, the next unit will activate for you to study. You can take these tests as many times as you need to.

In addition, you will be required to submit assignments for each course. Assignments are like essay or paper writing, usually of 1000 – 1500 words. Guidelines on how to write them will be available in your account.

You can save the pdf study notes that will be provided for each unit. Videos and other multimedia content cannot be downloaded.

No, our degree does not mention that the program was conducted online.

At this time any graduation ceremony is not conducted for short duration programs like this one. Completion documents are sent to you by post or courier.

We recommend that you invest 10 to 15 hours per week in order to be able to complete within the prescribed program duration.

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