ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

Balancing Theory and Practice: Preparing Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) for the 21st Century

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 6 December 2021 from 8am until 6pm, Coastlands Hotel, Umhlanga

The Mangosuthu University of Technology Department of Environmental Health will host MUT 2021 Environmental Health Symposium on 6 December 2021 at Coastlands Hotel, Umhlanga, Durban.

The symposium theme is: Balancing Theory and Practice: Preparing Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) for the 21st Century. The symposium aims to bring together professionals from academia, the Environmental Health fraternity and industry, as well as Environmental Health students and students from other related sectors to address topical issues in the Environmental Health profession.

The focus of the symposium will be on the usual three streams of the university (namely Community Engagement, Research and Teaching and Learning) with the threads of Student perspective, Academic perspective and Practitioner focus connecting the three streams.

The overarching sub-themes will be related to:

• Academics interacting with industry

• Interface between theory and practice

• Discourse on evolving issues in the training and practice of EHP

• Provision of landscape for multidisciplinary in the Environmental Health practice

Presentation will be made by multidisciplinary experts that are competent in their areas of practice. The symposium will primarily share knowledge on diversification, practice and training of Environmental Health Practitioners as well as related specialist professionals. Participants will learn more about sectoral collaboration; research and publication opportunities; the impact of genetics in environmental health; importance of bioethical considerations in environmental health practice; environmental health policy developments; environmental health prospects in the mining sector as well as evolution of the environmental health curriculum development and resultant changes these have on theory and practice of the environmental health profession. The symposium will have CPD accreditation for participants who meet attendance requirements.

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6 December 2021

8am until pm 

Coastlands Hotel, Umhlanga, 329 Umhlanga Rocks Drive

Bring together professionals

CPD accreditation

Presentation by multidisciplinary experts


Exhibitors

MoCPD Academy for Continuing Education

South African Institute of Environmental Health

Durban University of Technology

Mangosuthu Univeristy of Technology

National Association of Environmental Health

Exhibitors

eThekwini Municipality

Vigor Promo Consulting

Progressive Professionals Forum

Mangosuthu Univeristy of Technology

National Association of Environmental Health

Sponsors

MoCPD Academy for Continuing Education

Mangosuthu Univeristy of Technology