Diploma in Environmental Health

Written by Masli Bin Yahaya on .

(KPT/JPS (PA 1266) 04/16)
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Environmental Health is the Science and Practice of protecting and improving the health of a community, by preventive medicine ,health education and control of communicable disease, application of sanitary measure and monitoring of environmental hazards.
Environmental Health graduate will be able to organize efforts of society to protect, promote, and restore people's health. It is the combination of science, skills, and beliefs that is directed to the maintenance and improvement of the health of all the people through collective or social actions.
The Diploma in “Environmental Health” is a three years program which aims to provide students with the basic education in Environmental Health study, the practice and art of Management in all forms. In order to achieve this, the syllabus has been designed to provide initially with a strong ground in basic sciences which are relevant to an understanding of the Environmental Health.
Pass SPM or equivalent with minimum three (3) credits including one science subject
3 years
Program fees : RM45000 *Fees are correct at time of printing & subject to change without prior notice.

Semester 1

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Fundamental of Biochemistry
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Principles of Environmental and Public Health
  • Basic Toxicology
  • English 1

Semester 2

  • Biostatistics
  • Hydrology & Soil Science
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Pool and Recreation Water Water
  • Supply and Sewerage Disposal
  • Islam Studies/Moral Studies
  • English II

Semester 3

  • Food Safety
  • Water Quality
  • Pest and Vector Control
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Legal Procedure in Environmental Health
  • Built Environment
  • English III

Semester 4

  • Environmental Health Laws
  • Epidemiology and Disease Control
  • Solid Waste Disposal
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Islamic Studies/Moral Studies

Semester 5

  • Environmental Health Practical Attachment

Semester 6

  • Environmental Health Practical Attachment

*Bahasa Kebangsaan A – for Malaysian students.

*Bahasa Kebangsaan B – for foreign students.


Course assessments will be based on combination of the following

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Practical Session
  • Clinical Training

Job Prospects

  • Assistant Environmental Health Officers in the Ministry of Health Malaysia and Local Authority
  • Assistant Environmental Health Officer with Toxic Waste Disposal or with Solid Waste Management Authority
  • Assistant Environmental Health Officers with the Institutional of Higher Learning (Public and Private)
  • Assistant Environment officer with Ministry of Environment and Science
  • Hygiene Officer or Food Safety Officers at Food Industries
  • Health and Safety Officer with Factory and Resort World.
  • Assistant Occupational Health and Safety Officers with Department of Occupational Health and Safety.)
  • Assistant Environmental Health Officers at MAQIS (Border)
  • Clinical Instructor or Local Preceptor with IPTA and IPTS
  • etc.

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