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Health, environment and sustainability

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

AIM: The aim of this course is to explore interrelations between population-health, dynamics in the environment, and opportunities for promoting sustainability in the context of an ever-changing world.  
 
CONTENT: Modules of the course will help students navigate emerging theme in public health by providing students with a comprehensive survey of the interconnectedness between health, environment and sustainability. Students and instructors will share diverse experiences from disciplines relating to environmental public health including environmental epidemiology, health impact assessment, climate change adaptation, co-benefits of mitigation, and global health policy in light of the Sustainable Development Goals. As an elective course in the second year of the Masters of Public Health, students will focus their attention toward connections between health and the environment, both in terms of anthropogenic and natural environmental exposures. After a short introduction to the fundamentals of environmental epidemiology, instructors will facilitate an introduction to climate change science in terms of how current and future global change can impact both human and planetary health. Students’ learning will continue in the areas of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change in terms of public health preparedness, early warnings, health communication, health promotion, health co-benefits of greenhouse gas emissions reductions, public health informatics, and other topics, which bridge sustainable environments and health. The course ultimately will take inventory of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discuss implications for global health policy makers and local stakeholders in designing interventions optimizing long term environmental health.
 
TEACHING: E-learning, Lectures, Seminars, & Practical Sessions

Application and eligibility

Health, environment and sustainability, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2018 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 12 February 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.

English proficiency equivalent to English A/5 from Swedish Upper secondary education. IELTS (Academic) with minimum score 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL (Paper based) with minimum score 530 and minimum TWE 4. TOEFL (Internet based) with minimum score 72 and minimum Written 17.
Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-F3062

Application

Application deadline was 15 August 2017. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK17,500

Total fee

SEK17,500

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 12 February 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.

English proficiency equivalent to English A/5 from Swedish Upper secondary education. IELTS (Academic) with minimum score 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL (Paper based) with minimum score 530 and minimum TWE 4. TOEFL (Internet based) with minimum score 72 and minimum Written 17.
Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-30438

Application

Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service is in Swedish. Notification of admission will be sent in mid-November. Contact the department for more information.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK17,500

Total fee

SEK17,500

Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: Angelica Johansson

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Epidemiology and Global Health