Ignou Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health

Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health PGDEOH

Programme Description: Environmental and Occupational Health focuses on assessing the public health risks associated with biological, chemical, physical, biomechanical and psychosocial hazards in natural and built environments. Environmental health specialists focus on the effect of environmental pollution on the health of human beings. Human health is a reflection of the socio-economic & physical environment. The main link between the workplace and the general environment is that the source of the hazard is usually the same, whether it is an agriculture activity or an industrial activity. The Programme aims at various concept s related to the general environment, the environment at the workplace, related hazards and evaluation of health risk assessment by providing solutions to various aspects of environmental health occupational hazard management, epidemiology,
health policy and management, and environmental health promotion. The successful learners will be able to work with health practitioners, researchers and policymakers to develop, evaluate and monitor health policies, programmes and practices related to healthy environments

Eligibility: 10+2 in Science stream and graduation from any discipline

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years.

Fee Structure: Rs. 5,900/- for full Programme

Job Prospects

After successful completion of this diploma program, students find employment opportunities in various industries/ institutions/organizations as risk assessors, occupational· health specialists and food safety experts and also in private sectors as environmental consultants, occupational health professionals, national public health agencies, and environmental institutes/agencies. Further opportunities are also there in an environmental health-related agency of the government, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), local
health agencies, environmental consulting firms, private industry, non-governmental
organizations, hospitals, health care organizations, labour organizations, universities and colleges. etc.

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
Compulsory Courses
MEV 1 Introduction to Environmental Health 4
MEV 2 Environmental and Occupational Hazards 4
MEV 3 Environmental Law and Management 4
MEV 4 Environmental Toxicology 4
MEV 5 Occupational Health and Safety 4
MEVP 1 Project 4
Elective Courses
MEVE 1 Environmental Impact Assessment for Environmental Health 4
MEVE 2 Health Care 4
MEVE 3 Agriculture and Allied Sector 4
MEVE 4 Industrial Sector 4
Total Credits 32

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