The Environmental Health Department is one of the first Departments established in the institution. The Department is saddled with the responsibility of training of qualitative Environmental Health Officers/professionals who will be able to tackle the emerging challenges in the field of Environmental Health and Sanitation. The first batch of Environmental Health Officers-in-training (then known as public health inspectors- in-training) were admitted in 1971 and qualified in 1973 with the Royal Society of Health (London) Professional Diploma (now replaced by the West African Examination Board Professional Diploma). The R.S.H/WAHEB Diploma is a higher professional Diploma in the field of Health Technology.
The Department has well experienced and committed lecturers, instructors and technologists dedicated to the programmes. Available facilities for training and services include Demonstartion ground, Basic science laboratories, among others. Core competency areas for the graduates include: Pest management services, pollution abatement services, environmental monitoring (technical and scientific) services, food safety services, occupational/industrial health and safety services, port/international health services, technical wastes (solid, liquid gaseous) management services, enforcement/inspection services,etc.
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