Course: Specific Aspects of Environmental Health

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Course title Specific Aspects of Environmental Health
Course code URT/EVAEZ
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Zölzer Friedo, prof. Dr.rer.nat. DSc.
Course content
1. Some General Aspects of Environmental and Occupational Health 2. Epidemiology 3. Toxicology 4. Exposure and Risk Assessment 5. Pesticides and Food Safety 6. Radiation 7. Ethical Aspects 8. Environmental Health for Whom? 9. Environmental Health, Global Scale 10. Environmental Health, Regional Scale I 11. Environmental Health, Regional Scale II 12. Environmental Health, Local Scale 13. Environmental Health Practice 14. Environmental Health Policy

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
This course will begin with a brief review of what environmental and occupational health actually is, some case studies, and lessons learned from recent industrial accidents and natural disasters. Basic concepts of epidemiology, toxicology, exposure science, food safety and radiation protection will be discussed. The course will then cover methods and paradigms, global, regional and local scale examples and end with the practice of environmental and occupational health. Concurrently, students and faculty will read and discuss a series of recent case studies, foster greater awareness and build capacity to contribute to the solution of real problems in social and economic development at any scale.
At the end of this course you will be able to: 1. Characterize environmental and occupational health issues and problems at global, regional and local scales; 2. Accurately use the language of environmental and occupational health; 3. Draw on key concepts in epidemiology, exposure science, risk assessment, etc.; 4. Assess environmental health risks and make recommendation on how to manage them; 5. Demonstrate improved scientific and professional public health reasoning skills.
General knowledge of physics, chemistry, and biology

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of creative work (musical, visual, literary)

Recommended literature
  • Howard Frumkin. Environmental Health - From Global to Local. San Francisco, USA, 2010. ISBN 978-0-470-40487.

Study plans that include the course
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