The establishment of the Environmental Health Undergraduate Program is inseparable from the history of the Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia (FKMUI). Since the faculty establishment, there had been only Public Health Undergraduate Program at FKMUI consisting of several specializations, one of which was Environmental Health Specialization. Furthermore, in response to scientific development challenges and the need to cope with various environmental health issues which are increasingly complex, Environmental Health Specialization is developed into an independent study program named the Environmental Health Undergraduate Program, with graduates holding an SKL title.
The FKMUI Environmental Health Undergraduate Program was established based on the Decree of the Rector of Universitas Indonesia Number 1942/SK/R/UI/2013 concerning the Permission to Operate Environmental Health Study Program for Regular Undergraduate Education Program, Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia. Furthermore, the Environmental Health Undergraduate Program began accepting new students in the odd semester of the 2014/2015 academic year.
Vision, Mission and Objectives of the Study Program
The vision of the FKMUI Environmental Health Undergraduate Program is to be a center of excellence for expertise education, scientific development, and services to mankind in the field of environmental health, both at the national and international (Southeast Asian) levels.
The mission of the FKMUI Environmental Health Undergraduate Program is as follows:
- To be an international center of excellence in science and technology in the field of environmental health
- To organize training, education, research and development in the field of environmental health
- To help provide skills and educate the nation’s life in creating an environment that supports a healthy and sustainable life
The FKMUI Environmental Health Undergraduate Program has general and specific objectives, as follows:
To generate graduates with skills and competencies to analyze quality environmental health problem solving, international standards, knowledge basis, dedication, ethics and integrity.
- To provide medium for the development of environmental health science that can respond to the current environmental and health issues through research, professional training, institutional and professional cooperations, strengthening supporting facilities and laboratories, and elevating the expertise and professionalism of human resources
- To generate graduates who understand, are skilled, and master environmental health science, so that they can resolve public health issues resulted by various environmental exposures
Profile of Graduates
Bachelors of Environmental Health that can analyze the risks of environmental exposures, estimate health impacts due to environmental exposures and construct alternative solutions to environmental health issues in accordance with technological advances, as well as applicable ethics and regulations.
- Able to identify various environmental exposures (physical, chemical, microorganisms, and radiation) and be able to analyze the mechanisms for the occurrence of various health impacts on the population
- Able to measure the extent of health risks in the population which do and will occur (estimation) due to various environmental exposures
- Able to develop strategic advocacy, prevention and control efforts which are proper and compatible at each link in the chain of environmental exposures until the occurrence of health impacts
- Having analytical skills and critical sensitivity to developments in science, concepts and technology in the field of environmental health
- Able to think strategically, holistically and work together in team
- Able to develop initiatives in mobilizing/managing the existing resources to upgrade the environmental health status
The following chart is the curriculum structure of the FKMUI Environmental Health Undergraduate Program.
MPK: Personality Development Courses
B3: Hazardous and toxic materials
In the Curriculum Structure of the FKMUI Environmental Health Undergraduate Program, a total of 144 credits is designed with the following course composition:
- University Compulsory Courses (9 credits)
- Health Sciences Cluster Compulsory Courses (13 credits)
- Faculty Compulsory Courses (16 SKS)
- Study Program Compulsory Courses (74 credits)
- Elective Courses (19 credits)
- Community-Based Environmental Health Field Work (6 Credit Points)
- Institution-Based Environmental Health Field Work (3 SKS)
- Undergraduate Thesis (4 credits)
In accordance with the chart above, the taking of 144 credits in total is designed to be distributed within 8 semesters. The following is a list of the FKMUI Environmental Health Undergraduate Program courses per semester.