Impacts of the Environment on Global Public Health Specialization
Many public health outcomes are directly influenced by human contact with the environment. In this specialization, you will explore an important discipline within public health, environmental health sciences (EHS) – that is, the study of how environmental factors affect human health and disease. You will also learn how we can assess the effectiveness of policies designed to address and reduce the threats presented by these and other issues.
The fourth and final course of the Impacts of the Environment on Global Public Health specialization will cover two topics. The first is environmental justice – that is, avoiding an inequitable distribution of environmental health threats in our population, and ensuring a healthy and safe environment and health equity [...]
The second course of the Impacts of the Environment on Global Public Health specialization will explore a number of different environmental hazards. These are: air pollution, water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, and two physical hazards (radon and noise). These hazards each have the potential to harm human health, [...]
The third course of the Impacts of the Environment on Global Public Health specialization will introduce you to two major environmental health challenges facing the world today. The first is climate change –the preeminent threat to public health today, and a threat that will impact every human and ecosystem [...]
The first course of the Impacts of the Environment on Global Public Health specialization will provide you with a foundation in environmental health sciences (EHS). We will explore four main topics. The first is an introduction to EHS and the exposure-disease model – a very useful framework for understanding [...]