National University of Science & Technology

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THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH

Environmental education has been conceived as a process of recognising the value and various concepts of the environment. This is aimed at determining the skills and approaches necessary for understanding the relationship between the biophysical and human environments. The relationship between the environment and health cannot be over emphasised.   It is against such a background that the Department of Environmental Science and Health  offers the following  degree programmes:

  • B.Sc. (Honours) in Environmental Science and Health
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) in Public Health

In addition to these taught degree programmes, the department also offers research based M.Phil. and D. Phil. studies


PROGRAMMES' AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The  programmes have been designed to provide broad-based education for undergraduate students in the fields of environmental science and environmental health. Such fields cover issues related to resource use, protection and enhancement of environmental quality. It is further hoped that the graduates from these programmes will develop their abilities to think and analyse issues pertaining to their fields without being limited by their conventional constraints of academic boundaries. Given such a background, some of the departmental and programme objectives are to produce graduates who are able to:

  • Provide professional advice on matters relating to the environment, environmental law and policy, public health and environmental health;
  • Participate and provide leadership in the formulation of appropriate early warning systems of environmental change;
  • Participate in environmental impact assessment and setting up of various systems such as environmental management, quality, occupational health and safety, food hygiene management and HACCP.
  • Pursue postgraduate studies in environmental sciences, environmental health and public health

DURATION OF STUDY

The BSc degree programme in Environmental Science and Health is four-years full-time,of the four years the third year is for industrial attachment which conforms to the program.
The B.Sc. (Honours) in Public Health is a three-year part time programme which is taught on a block release basis. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Urban local authorities’ departments of Engineering & Planning Services & Department of Health Services, Rural District Councils, Mines, Various Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), Ministry of Health & Child Welfare’s Department of Environmental Health, Ministry of Environment & Tourism’s Department of Natural Resources, Selected departments in the Ministry of Agriculture, Environmental Consulting Firms, Environmental Research Institutes, Department of Physical Planning, Manufacturing Industries.


CONSULTANCY

The department has personnel and capacity to provide consultancy and training in the following areas:

  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HCCP)
  • Food Hygiene Management
  • Occupational  Health and Safety Systems
  • Environmental Management Audits.

Departmental Staff 


Qualifications


Master of International Health (Copenhagen University)
B. Tech Environmental Health (Pretoria, SA)
HND Environmental Health (Bulawayo Polytechnic College, ZW)

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Previous Employment


Ministry of Labour & Social Welfare

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HND In Office Management

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Qualifications


BSc (Hons) Environmental Science & Health (NUST)

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Previous Employment


Medical Technician
Trainee Process & Laboratory Technician

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BSc (Hons) Environmental Science & Health (NUST)

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ZISCO STEEL
VICTORIA FALLS MUNICIPALITY

Qualifications


BSc (Hons) Environmental Science & Health (NUST)

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BSc Applied Biology and Biochemistry (NUST)

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Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) Public Health (NUST)
Diploma in Biological Technology (Harare Polytechnic)

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