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Updated on 28 Aug, 2019


Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health (PGDEOH)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 6,600
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

10+2 in Science stream and graduation from any discipline from a recognized University. The programme offered through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode throughout the country English Medium.

 

Environmental and Occupational Health focuses on assessing the public health risks associated with biological, chemical, physical, biomechanical and psychosocial hazards in natural and built environments. Environmental health specialists focus on the effect of environmental pollution on the health of human beings. The human health is a reflection of socio-economic & physical environment. The main link between the workplace and the general environment is that the source of the hazard is usually the same, whether it is an agriculture activity or an industrial activity. The Programme aims at various concepts related to general environment, environment at the work place, related hazards and evaluation of health risk assessment by providing solutions to various aspects of environmental health occupational hazard management, epidemiology, health policy and management, and environmental health promotion. The successful learners will be able to work with health practitioners, researchers and policy makers to develop, evaluate and monitor health policies, programmes and practices related to healthy environments. As per the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Environmental and Occupational health centers are mandatory at hazardous process factories/unit and full time environmental and occupational health specialists are required when the number of employees in the concerned unit exceeds 200. As per the secondary data available there is an urgent need for competent professionals in this field.

Programme Objectives:
• Define physical. chemical, biological and environmental hazards
• Discuss the impact of environmental hazard on human health
• Identify the occupational hazards, their prevention and management and
• Describe the policies, laws, standards, measurement techniques and application in different occupational setups