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Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The aim of environmental health care is to ensure a healthy living environment for people. Environmental health and food safety control entails monitoring by an official municipal veterinarian. This includes duties related to food and domestic water monitoring; swimming water, housing health and product safety monitoring; monitoring of legislation on chemicals and tobacco; and veterinary health care.

The focus of studies in the environmental health and food safety control is on the official role of a veterinarian and supervisor duties within the municipal organisation. Studies are closely intertwined with studies in both food hygiene and environmental hygiene.

The studies acquaint the students with the complex legislation regulating the work of official municipal veterinarians both in lecture format and through practice-oriented exercises. Group work serves to familiarise the students with the operating environment of official municipal veterinarians, in other words the environmental health care organisation, as well as develops communications skills important to official municipal veterinarians.

Seminar work focuses on the practice of administrative coercive measures and the students will become well-versed in the principles of good governance. Moreover, the aim of studies in environmental health and food safety control aim to influence the development of leadership and provide the students with the necessary skills to work as supervisors.