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Environmental Health

A healthy environment for everyone!

The environmental health specialist curriculum integrates the study of health education and environmental education. The environmental health specialist is a professional who advocates a healthy living environment and daily wellbeing, monitoring/inspecting the fulfilment of health protection requirements and, if needed, gives advice or applies legal sanctions. Environmental health graduates are competent to practise in health protection facilities and also in the fields of environmental health, health protection and food safety. The duration of study is 3 years (180 ECTS).

The curriculum consists of sixteen basic modules:

  • professional and personal development
  • human study
  • legal regulation of supervision proceedings
  • pathology and study of diseases
  • chemical risk factors
  • biological risk factors
  • physical risk factors
  • psychosocial and physiological risk factors
  • infectional diseases and epidemiology
  • occupational health
  • external environment contamination
  • water
  • food safety
  • children's and social welfare institutions
  • safety of services and products
  • public health

Updated: 23.03.2016

Anna-Liisa Tamm

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