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. The degree incorporates all elements of the University's award-winning World of Work Scheme, only available to students at LJMU.