Environmental and Occupational Health & Infectious Diseases

Mission & Objectives


The importance of environmental health and infectious diseases to public health is becoming increasingly recognised in a globalized, interconnected world. With the rapid globalization, this area has evolved to face complex health challenges such as infectious disease outbreaks, pollution, occupational hazards, food safety and climate change. Clinicians, hygienists, laboratory professionals and environmental safety officers need a complex array of technical and managerial skills to protect the health of populations. The modules under this concentration focus on understanding the health impacts of environmental and infectious disease exposures, the prevention of adverse health consequences and the management of health risks. Many of our students with an interest in have backgrounds in biomedical sciences, physical sciences, engineering sciences and even areas such as agricultural sciences. Our graduates often enter into environmental protection, food safety, occupational health, health policy or research as future career paths.

Environmental and Occupational Health

Infectious Diseases

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