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.
We offer one of the few postgraduate environmental health courses in the UK which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and can provide a direct route into the profession. You will gain the required skills to prepare you for a career as an environmental health practitioner by fully analysing the five main intervention areas, consisting of housing, food safety, occupational health and safety, environmental protection and public health.
The SMaP Masters aims to train future professionals and scientists capable of meeting the challenges presented by fast-moving changes to legislation and to the fast-paced development of depollution fields and technology in industrialised countries - people who are also capable of implementing this technology in emerging countries.
The programmes welcomes students from all fields of engineering as well as other relevant backgrounds including architecture, environmental science, physics and chemistry.
Established for over 15 years and completed by more than 200 students from ten different countries, this programme is based on a multidisciplinary approach to tackling a wide range of occupational health issues and is accredited by both the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) for graduate membership.
This programme provides an accredited pathway for science-based graduates to become environmental health practitioners. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) as meeting its core curriculum requirements. The course is taught using formal lectures; workshops; group work; case studies; practical simulations e.g. mock trial; industrial/commercial visits; and student centered learning. A virtual learning platform has been introduced to allow the students to identify hazards and risks within an industrial environment. It will provide students with a hands on opportunity for problem –solving. It supports building the foundation of competence through the knowledge and skills required by the CIEH curriculum. This programme is aimed at UK/EU students. If you are an International student, please see the equivalent Public and Environmental Health MSc programme.
Toxicology relates to many aspects of our everyday activities, so a career in this field promises to provide a variety of opportunities aimed at improving the standard of life and the environment.
The Master Programme in International Humanitarian Action is a multidisciplinary and inter-university programme that provides high-quality academic education and professional competences for a career in humanitarian action, emergency and disaster relief, and development at both national and international levels.
Do you have a keen interest in contributing to human health and well-being through the development of intelligent technology for managing your physical and mental health and performance? Let us help you to turn that interest into a career. Our interdisciplinary bioscience engineering programme is dedicated to training the next generation of experts in human health engineering. Our students develop a unique profile that transcends the traditional disciplinary boundaries by combining knowledge of the biology of the healthy human body and mind with engineering skills to develop novel creative technology for improving our quality of life.
Human activity is changing the natural environment at an unprecedented rate. As a result humanity faces a range of complex and interrelated challenges: global warming, ecosystem disruption, biodiversity loss, and, for many, increasing difficulty in meeting basic human needs for energy, food, water and shelter.
Develop core knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts in environment and human health. Gain a detailed understanding of ecological public health and the relationship of health to environment as well as healthcare systems. Explore the principles and practice of environmental science for positive human health outcomes. Possible £3,000 European Social Fund bursaries and work-based placements available to students living in Cornwall.