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Health, environment and sustainability

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2020

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 themes in public health through a comprehensive survey of the interconnectedness between health, environment and sustainability. As an elective course in the second year of the Master Program of Public Health, students will focus their attention toward connections between health and the environment, both in terms of anthropogenic and natural environmental exposures.

The course will cover topics from the field of environmental health with a focus on climate change and sustainability. Quantitative and qualitative research methods of the field will be demonstrated. Sessions include: introduction to environmental health, climate change and its health impacts, health impact assessment, climate change mitigation and adaptation, analysing weather-health data, qualitative data collection and analysis, climate change policies, journal clubs and thematic lectures. 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.

Application and eligibility

Health, environment and sustainability, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Spring Term 2020 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

20 January 2020

Ends

23 February 2020

Study location

Sandviken

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 B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education.
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-F3085

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 August 2019.

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

SEK18,550

Total fee

SEK18,550

Starts

20 January 2020

Ends

23 February 2020

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 B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education.
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

The online application opens 16 September 2019 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 October 2019.

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

SEK18,550

Total fee

SEK18,550

Contact us

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contact person for the course is:
Angelica Johansson