UCC CPD courses

Environmental Health: Principal Aspects and Burden of Disease EH6140

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Outline

Through participation in this module, students will ensure an understanding of, and an engagement with, the principal aspects of environmental health and provide an account of the current burden of disease attributable to poor or disrupted environmental health.

During this module students will be provided with an overview of environmental health including a brief mention on legislation and the framework of "Health in All Policies"; review the fundamental determinants of health (air, food and water); engage with "humanising environmental health" to include human rights and vulnerable populations; understand the health implications of waste, sustainability and climate change; review environmental-related diseases and engage with environmental health within the built environment considering the "Healthy Cities" approach. Throughout the module, students will reflect and analyse various environmental health issues through the lenses of both public and occupational health.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Apply the determinants of environmental health to various public and occupational health issues
  • Evaluate the efficacy and impact of environmental health-related legislation, policies and frameworks on protecting health, particularly for the most vulnerable
  • Examine the current trends of waste and challenges to sustainability
  • Evaluate the relationship of climate change on health
  • Analyse current trends in environmental-related diseases
  • Critically contribute to group discussions on topical environmental health issues
  • Investigate and create a policy brief on a topical environmental health issue.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Through participation in this module, students will ensure an understanding of, and an engagement with, the principal aspects of environmental health and provide an account of the current burden of disease attributable to poor or disrupted environmental health.

Practicalities

This module runs from 22nd November 2021.

Requirements

Fees and Costs

Module fee €1,350. There is also an application fee of €35.

 

How Do I Apply

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form:  

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link below.
  2. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  3. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal.
  4. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

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CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

 

Application for this module is now open.

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