Are you interested in protecting people and communities from environmental hazards such as pollution, unsafe food, infectious diseases and poor living conditions? Health protection is a growing industry and health protection and environmental health officers are in high demand throughout New Zealand – our students generally secure employment before they graduate.
Through this major you will learn about environmental health, pollution control, food safety, environmental and public health law, risk assessment, toxicology and communicable disease control.
You will study Core (compulsory) papers from across the degree in addition to optional elective papers.
775205 General and Organic Chemistry
555301 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication ( or 145612 Applied Communication)
555401 Health and Environment ( or 555339 Māori Health)
775102 Biological Chemistry †
775318 Form and Function of Plants and Animals†
775317 Ecology and Evolution
775617 Introduction to Epidemiology
775111 Microbiology †
715184 Statistical Models
775112 Systematic Microbiology
775411 Food Science
Note: You are not required to complete all the above papers in your first year.
776113 Environmental Microbiology
776313 Environmental Law *
776317 Environmental Monitoring and Risk Assessment *
776318 Environmental Health *
776319 Communicable Diseases *
776412 Food Microbiology I
776616 Health Protection Techniques *
777315 GIS ††
777411 Food Microbiology II
777413 Food Industry Legislation
Plus either Research Project 777003 or two from the following level 7 (year 3) papers:
777811 Marine Ecology *
777316 Oceanography *
777314 Terrestrial Ecology II *
777311 Coastal Management *
* Each offered in alternate years
† Please note this paper is offered at Summer School commencing early December 2012.
†† Please note this paper is offered at Summer School commencing early February 2013.
For more information on Summer School papers please contact:
Programme Information Advisor
Telephone: +64 9 921 9735
Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Business conjoint degree
Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences conjoint degree
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Science
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.