The Environmental Health three-year diploma prepares graduates to become environmental health officers and public health inspectors required to monitor, control, manage, promote and manipulate environmental factors that have an impact on human health.

Graduates of the ​ Environmental Health program will provide leadership and technical expertise in the development of strategic plans to protect and improve public health in the State of Qatar.

The curriculum is multidisciplinary, emphasizing both academic and theoretical training. General and specialized subject matter are integrated as much as possible. Didactic training is supplemented with practical laboratory sessions and supervised field trips. Students are required to spend two semesters in an approved field practicum, working closely with a qualified environmental health officer.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct food, air, water, soil and sanitation inspections and investigations, with the goal of identifying potential health hazards.
  2. Develop and implement intervention strategies to reduce health hazards.
  3. Conduct research on the links between environmental and public health and communicate findings to State officials.
  4. Prepare and implement public educational programs to increase awareness on environmental health issues.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Environmental Health program are eligible for a wide range of jobs in preventative health. Tougher legislation regarding public health issues and a recognized need for better trained professionals in the field have created diverse and growing career opportunities. Career possibilities exist with State public health agencies as Environmental Health Officers/Public Health Inspectors or with the oil and gas sector as Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSEE) Officers.

Further Studies

Graduates of the Environmental Health and Safety – Public Health program may have the opportunity to transfer course credits to other academic institutions. A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Registrar’s Office or the Career Counseling and Resource Centre. Staff in both these offices will provide support and assistance to CNA-Q graduates seeking to further their post-secondary studies. For more information, please refer to the Program. Articulation and Transfer Credit section in this Academic Calendar.

Entrance requirements

  1. High school completion with an overall 60% average in:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    Minimum 60%
    * Two Grade 12 level Science courses selected from: Biology, Chemistry, Geology, or PhysicsMinimum 60%
  2. Obtaining the required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years with an overall band 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5 are exempt from taking the AEP. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office.
* Qatari Applicants who do not meet the Science requirement may be admitted to the academic preparatory curriculum, which is designed to provide upgrading in the basic skills required for successful completion of allied health programs. Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 71 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test, as administered and validated by the CNA-Q Testing Centre.​
  2. Present a valid Academic IELTS exam with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successfully complete FL1090, a pass/fail language development course where the final examination is the OOPT. A score of 71 or greater is required on the OOPT.​
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