DT491 Programme Description Our environment and lifestyle affects our health – the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, our homes and workplaces can all have an infl uence on our state of health. Students on this programme gain experience of examining issues such as food safety, environmental pollution, occupational safety and health risk management through lectures, laboratories, studio work, field visits and professional work placement. Environmental Health practitioners play an important role in private industry and in the State sector in ensuring that proper standards are achieved. They do this through advice, education, monitoring and regulation. Career Opportunities A major career opportunity for graduates is that of an Environmental Health Offi cer with the Health Service Executive. Environmental Health Offi cers carry out many functions in the protection of human health in such areas as Food Safety Control, Hygiene Education, Air Pollution, Environmental Management, Noise Pollution, Water Quality, Tobacco Control, Housing, Pre-schools, Nursing Homes, Health Promotion, Communicable Disease and International Travel. Additional career opportunities are in other State authorities dealing with Food Safety, Health Promotion and Environmental Protection. Graduates may also work in private industry in areas such as Food Safety Management, Environmental Management, Health and Safety and Quality Assurance. There are also varied research opportunities available to graduates of this programme. Programme Outline Year One Building Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Physics, Data Management and Environmental Health. Year Two Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Building Design, Services and Planning, Environmental Science, Food Technology, Environmental Health Management and Practice, Environmental Health Risk. Year Three Housing, Environmental Health Professional Studies, Environmental Management, Food Safety, Food Technology, Environmental Health Management, Environmental Health. Year Four Built Environment, Environmental Health Management, Environmental Management, Food Safety Management, Safety and Emergency and Optional Topic, Project/Dissertation. Professional placement takes place between Levels 3 and 4.