Environmental Health

Liverpool John Moores University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This course is your first step to becoming an Environmental Health Practitioner, an important role designed to protect public health. As a Practitioner, you would have a range of powers to help you advise and ensure compliance with the relevant legislation. You would also deal with people from across the whole of society, from the elderly and vulnerable to managing directors of large multinational companies, using education and enforcement to improve health and quality of life. Accredited under Curriculum 2011 of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), this course is your first step to becoming an Environmental Health Practitioner. It covers the five key areas of Environmental Health, enabling you to specialise in any of these areas after graduation. These areas are:

  • housing
  • food safety
  • health and safety
  • environmental protection
  • health protection and promotion
Located within the Public Health Institute at LJMU, the course benefits from extensive links with a range of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors and provides a wealth of expertise at your fingertips. You will also be following in the footsteps of famous Liverpool practitioners, as both the first Medical Officer of Health (Dr Duncan) and the first Environmental Health Practitioner (Thomas Fresh) in the country were appointed in the city. The course includes the food practical examination (including an offsite 2 day training course) and the Integrated Professional Assessment, key requirements for registration as an Environmental Health Practitioner. Along with taught sessions the course provides a range of field trips for students focusing on the key areas of environmental health. In the past these have focused on:
  • health and safety (Matalan)
  • food safety (Dairy Crest)
  • waste (Gillmoss Recycling Centre)
  • the local Magistrates court
Students preparing for their food practical exam have also visited the Liverpool fruit and vegetable market plus the Liverpool meat and fish market. The course focuses not just on extending your knowledge and skills in relation to Environmental Health but also on developing your graduate employability skills.

Course details

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Level 4 •Key Study Skills •Environmental Sciences •Understanding Populations •An Introduction to Environmental Health Law and Policy •Environmental Health Concepts •Practical Skills for Environmental and Public Health Level 5 •Work Based Learning - Developing Environmental Health Skills •Food Safety •Environmental Protection •Housing and Public Health •Research Methods for Environmental Health •Health and Safety Level 6 •Dissertation •Professional and Interdisciplinary Studies •Globalization: Health and Environmental Impacts •Career Planning and Professional Development •Health Promotion Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework. We recognise that all students perform differently depending on how they are being assessed, which is why we offer a variety of assessment methods. These include exams (seen and unseen), as well as coursework in the form of essays, reports, posters, critiques of a paper or media item, peer presentations or small-group work to devise a public health strategy. There will be a workplace-based project in Level 5 of your degree and a dissertation in Level 6 which both require extensive independent study. Much of your feedback will be provided electronically via Canvas (our virtual learning environment) within 21 days of submission. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB911
Institution code L51
Campus nameLiverpool John Moores University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points We shortlist applicants based on current qualifications, predicted grades, references and personal statement. We are looking for applicants who are interested in creating a fairer and healthier world. We are also looking for applicants who are keen to learn new skills and develop those they already possess. We want applicants with the ability to: •Communicate effectively and confidently •Understand and discriminate between ideas and methods in the field of public health •Evaluate new ideas and add them to their existing knowledge when they judge them to be sound •Appraise knowledge and suggest possible solutions to a range of problems •Take responsibility for organising and delivering their own work, for developing as an independent learner, and planning their own career pathways. For deferral options please contact the Faculty Admissions Team on 0151 231 5829 or email [email protected] ​You must contact the Faculty Admissions Team to check equivalent qualifications prior to applying. Mature students without formal qualifications will also be considered. Normally upon receipt of application, the Admissions Tutor will contact you to discuss your application in further detail. Are Level 3 NVQs acceptable? Accepted in a relevant subject for Mature Applicants who meet other specified criteria (see notes)
A level BBC Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Not acceptable Average A Level offer: BBC Maximum AS Level points accepted: Not acceptable
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM in a relevant subject area is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken
Access to HE Diploma Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Access programme must have been taken be in a relevant subject area. Points can be achieved from a combination of passes, merits and distinctions
Scottish Higher Scottish Higher: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Scottish Advanced Higher: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 112 UCAS points required
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects FETAC acceptability: All modules accepted Anatomy and Physiology, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Nursing

Applicants must have obtained or be in the process of obtaining grade 4 or grade C or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in English Writing and or Reading and Maths • Skills for Life Level 2 in Literacy/Numeracy • Higher Diploma in English/Maths • Functional skills level 2 in English/Maths • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £16100 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year.
Environmental Health at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS