Becoming an Environmental Health Professional

ENH70003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 27 hours face to face + blended

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

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.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
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 continuous improvements in understanding the practice of environmental health
4. Construct a practice portfolio which demonstrates development as an environmental health professional