IGNOU New PG Diploma Program for January 2019 cycle – Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched PG Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health program for January 2019 cycle.  The new academic program is offered by IGNOU School of Interdisciplinary and Trans – disciplinary Studies. The program focus on assessing the public health risks associated with biological, chemical, physical, bio-mechanical and psycho-social hazards in natural and built environments.
The PG Diploma in Environmental and Occupational Health program aims at various concepts related to the general environment, the environment at the workplace, 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.
Also See : IGNOU Admission 2019
The minimum duration of the course is 1 year and the maximum duration is 3 years.
Candidates passed 10+2 in Science stream or have done graduation from any discipline are eligible to apply for the course.
The course fee for the same is Rs. 6,600/-
As per the notification, the successful learners will be able to work with health practitioners, researchers and policymakers to develop, evaluate and monitor health policies, programs and practices related to healthy environments.
Candidates will have Job prospects in different field such as risk assessors, occupational health specialists, food safety experts, environmental consultants, occupational health professional, etc. after the completion of course. Moreover, they may get an employment opportunity in government agency which are related to Environmental Health such as Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Local Health Agency and many more.