The discipline of Environmental Impacts and Human Health combines the knowledge of a variety of sub-disciplines, such as sociology, health promotion, economics, demography, environmental studies and life sciences, with the aim of discovering patterns, issues and solutions to environmental, social and health related problems.
Treating diverse topics that range from Toxicology and Nutrition to Natural Resources and Wildlife, this discipline sets out to improve the quality of human life and the level of health in the human society.
As a student of this discipline one can expect to focus on social, psychological, environmental and societal factors of health, illness and quality of life, as well as the consequences of the health condition both for the individual and for society.
The relevance and importance of this filed has increased recently as a consequence of ever more severe health issues, medical assistance inequality and shortage and medical services increased costs. Continuous research and counselling is required all over the world in order to adapt and improve governmental policies, business and social practices so that these issues are addressed and solved.
When you study Agriculture you work with problems and challenges linked to plant production as a human activity. The focus is on applied plant biology combined with environmental challenges.
The Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management (DEHRM) is based in the well-equipped, purpose-built facilities of the University's Public Health Building.
The programme focuses on the interaction between lifestyle and the social and physical environment, and their influence on individual and population health making healthy choices the easy choices
Environmental issues and their social and economic implications are at the top of every political agenda. Quantifying how much the environment contributes to the burden of cancer, asthma, lung and heart disease opens a new field and demands a new approach and a new breed of scientist.
The MSc in Food and Water Security is an innovative interdisciplinary course which focuses on the scientific, economic, social and political factors that effect the secure production and distribution of food and water throughout the world. The course also examines the impact of climate change and conflict on food and water security across the globe. Drawing on three complementary academic disciplines, this programme will train you to contribute significant advances to the way in which food and water security is achieved across the technical, environmental and social spectrum.
Les relations inter-organismes, et notamment les interactions « fortes » (parasitisme, symbiose ...) jouent un rôle fondamental dans le fonctionnement des écosystèmes et des agro-systèmes tout comme dans l'évolution des populations et des espèces. La compréhension des mécanismes régissant ces interactions et leur évolution en réponse aux pressions environnementales est un défi majeur dans un objectif de gestion durable des bio-ressources et de maintien de la biodiversité. La formation Master recherche proposée aborde la biologie des interactions au travers d'approches complémentaires, intégrant différentes disciplines (génétique, génomique, biologie cellulaire, physiologie, génétique et dynamique des populations, biologie évolutive, écologie comportementale, modélisation ...) afin de pouvoir s'intéresser à différents niveaux d'études : de celui du génome à celui de l'individu et à celui des populations. Cette dimension intégrative vise à permettre une analyse fine et dynamique des mécanismes complexes qui sou
The programme attempts to promote the creation of a learning excellence network in our country in the knowledge field of nutrition and paediatrics.
We provide an international master's degree programme where students, after common basic studies in toxicology and environmental science can specialize either in general toxicology including toxicological risk assessment or environmental health risk assessment with special emphasis on exposure assessment.
Transport is a major cause of environmental impact. Whether it is air pollution, noise, encroachment on the green belt or climate change, it is widely accepted that further expansion of transport must be balanced against the environmental damage. This programme takes a detailed look at this relationship, and equips students with practical approaches to environmentally sound transport planning. Students study the core principles of transport planning and then apply these to the environmental issues. Having understood the nature of the problems, students consider how mitigation can be achieved, through a range of specific interventions.
Students will learn about and explore the characterisation, quantification, management and reduction of risk and disasters, and their associated impacts, from a diverse range of scientific, technical, socio-economic, political, environmental, ethical and cultural perspectives. They will benefit from a wide range of taught modules which form the focus of the programme.
The Centre for Water Science delivers postgraduate level courses tailored to the water and wastewater treatment and management needs of UK and global water sector employers. The courses blend theory, application and practice to develop understanding, practical problem solving and team working skills.
This programme is aimed at those working in a practice setting, already hold a degree or qualification in a related subject and wish to enter a career as an Environmental Health Practitioner whether in the public or private sectors and is fully recognised and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).