UCC CPD courses

Environmental Health: Principal Aspects and Burden of Disease EH6140

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  • Title

    Environmental Health: Principal Aspects and Burden of Disease EH6140

  • Code

    EH6140

  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    4 Weeks

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    €500.00 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th June 2022

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    30th June 2022

  • Credits

    5

  • Start Date

    Semester I : 21st November 2022

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 for 4 weeks from:

21st November 2022 – 18th December 2022

Requirements

Fees and Costs

Module fee €500 EU and é600.00 non-EU fee.  There is also an application fee of €35.00

 

How Do I Apply

Open for Semester I Applications 2022/2023 

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.

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