Program Overview and Objectives
||Full-time: 4 years
||Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
||Available at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai campus;
Al Dhafra Region and Abu Dhabi Downtown (Subject to CAA approval)
If you are committed to building and maintaining a safer and healthier environment, whether in the workplace or wider society in general, then this program is for you. The air we breathe, the soil we build upon, the food we eat, the water we drink and the physical environment around us can all affect our health. As an Environmental Health Practitioner, your role is to ensure these remain clean, safe and risk free.
During the program, you will develop a firm understanding of the connections between environmental factors, accident prevention and human health. You will study the fundamental scientific, legal and technological principles underlying environmental health issues, look at the circumstances giving rise to health inequalities, analyze the impact of risks to public health and appropriate interventions. You will also develop the ability to adapt to rapid changes in legislative requirements.
Focus will be on pollution monitoring and control, community and urban planning, food safety and inspection, policy planning and implementation, project assessment and management and industrial and occupational health and safety. This program will give you invaluable insight into issues that affect us within the UAE, as well as on a regional and international level.