New degree in environmental health

 
 
Environmental health involves ensuring food is safe and of good quality, protecting the environment and contributing to workplace health and safety.L-R: Tony Lewis, Steve Grime, Prof.John Darling
 
The new BSc (Hons) Environmental Health is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the first intake of students will begin their studies in September.
 
Rachel Beech, Lecturer in Environmental Health at the School of Applied Sciences, said: “Environmental health is about caring and helping people and the community through addressing their health and welfare needs. The course is vocational and it is designed to empower and encourage students to use their knowledge and experiences gained at University to pursue a fulfilling and rewarding career.”
 
Tony Lewis, Principal Education Officer at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), said: “The CIEH is delighted to have the University of Wolverhampton on-board as a partner for the delivery BSc (Hons) Environmental Health. The opening of this new course will provide additional options for students and enrich the overall environmental health academic community.”
 
Steve Grime, Chair of the West Midlands Region for the CIEH, added: “The University and the CIEH have worked hard to bring together the course after a long period of planning. The result is a career-focused, vocational course which will have excellent career prospects for the students.”
 
The course can either be completed on a full or part time basis, with a placement year. The course is structured to help students gain work placements in the public and private sectors, leading to a career as an Environmental Health Practitioner (formerly known as Environmental Health Officer) for local authorities or in private industry such as the food industry, public health, healthcare profession, environmental management, international groups and research.
 
An open evening about the course will be held on Thursday, 11 September 2008 at the University’s City Campus from 6pm to 8pm. For further details, email sas-enquiries@wlv.ac.uk or call 01902 322139.

Further information

Picture: (Left to right) Tony Lewis, Principal Education Officer for the CIEH, and Steve Grime, Chair of the West Midlands Region for the CIEH, present the certificate of accreditation to the Dean of the School of Applied Sciences, Professor John Darling.
 
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