Environmental Changes and Sustainability (ENSUSTAIN)
2 weeks (80 hours)
The aims of the course are to introduce and analyse human caused environmental changes, current local and global environmental problems and their trends with special attention to the perspectives for sustainable development. The course programme will consist of lectures, exercises, various discussion formats and group projects.
Knowledge of general ecology.
To understand environment and sustainability issues and to develop strategies to work towards a more sustainable future.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Understand and demonstrate the links between health, environment and sustainable development;
- Describe the environmental risk transition and identify the differences in the pattern of risk factors and diseases within and between countries, and over time;
- Assess global environmental changes in terms of health impacts and causes, including ecosystem services and climate change;
- Describe the causes of natural and manmade disasters and understand the importance of planning for disaster relief and mitigation.
- Introduction to the concepts of environment, health and sustainable development;
- Environmental quality and how it is affected by human action;
- Introduction to global environmental issues.