Becoming an Environmental Health Professional

ENH70003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


50 credit points in the Graduate Diploma of Environmental Health Practice

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to develop students’ awareness and understanding of what it means to become an environmental health professional. Students will engage in a range of experiences which aim to uncover the realities of the practice of environmental health. In doing so, students will appreciate becoming the professional self as a lifelong, iterative process involving ongoing critical reflection.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Analyse traditional and contemporary concepts of what it means to be a professional
2. Critically evaluate the factors which influence the development of one’s own professional identity and becoming an environmental health professional
3. Engage in critical reflection of a range of practice experiences to identify how they improved their understanding of the practice of environmental health
4. Construct a practice portfolio which demonstrates their development as an environmental health professional