Recommended Elements of a Study Plan for the Registered Sanitarian
basic element is study. Within the overall category of
study are several elements that the sanitarian should consider
that include individual study, study groups, study "buddy",
being intentional about studying, e.g. setting aside a routine
time or amount of time to study.
Develop a relationship with a Registered Sanitarian that has
recently passed the examination and work with that individual
on developing approaches that may help the SIT pass the examination.
This is the approach of spending time with another more experienced
sanitarian in learning and/or experiencing items in a field
setting that provide you with information and knowledge about
a particular aspect of environmental health science. This can
occur within the sanitarian's place of employment or with another
agency that may have more experience with a particular aspect
of environmental health science. Another aspect of this element
is cross training.
areas of strength and weakness. After taking the examination
the results can provide the SIT with information on what they
did well and where they had problems. This information may be
beneficial in designing a plan for the SIT to use to develop
the plan for study and overall approach.
This element covers a wide array of activities that can include
short courses in particular program areas; academic courses(
particularly if there are concerns with basic sciences), correspondence
courses, additional review of Board-recommended references with
focused attention on areas of weakness, etc.
discussion. This can assist in further identifying areas
of strength and also obtaining supervisory support for use of
work time for study, particularly if the SIT has developed a
plan for efficient use of the time requested.
The above elements represent some overall ideas concerning the
elements of a plan. There may well be additional areas that
a particular SIT will find beneficial that are not mentioned