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Bachelor of Science - Health Protection Major

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Interested in protecting people and communities from pollution, unsafe food, infectious diseases and poor living conditions? Study the Health Protection major in the Bachelor of Science.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
Online, In person

About this course

Interested in protecting people and communities from pollution, unsafe food, infectious diseases and poor living conditions? Study the Health Protection major in the Bachelor of Science.

Health protection is a growing industry and health protection and environmental health officers are in high demand throughout New Zealand - our students often secure employment before they graduate. This major is a great stepping stone to a career as an environmental health officer or health protection officer.

The Health Protection major explores environmental health, pollution control, food safety, environmental and public health law, risk assessment, toxicology and communicable disease control. You'll be equipped to keep people safe in their homes, offices and natural environment.

Study locations

City Campus

Online

Career pathways

  • Inspecting food premises, tattooists, hairdressers, beauty salons or camping grounds
  • Noise control and environmental noise
  • Air quality, drinking water quality and beach water quality
  • Communicable disease investigation
  • Vector control
  • Investigating public health nuisances
  • Biosecurity*
  • Ministry for Primary Industries*

*After gaining experience there is the opportunity to work in biosecurity or the Ministry for Primary Industries

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