Environmental Health

Course Code :2108MDOMGK
Study domain:Environmental Science
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:15
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Lidia Casas Ruiz
Hans Keune
Olaf Timmermans
Jan Van Meerbeeck

3. Course contents *

  • Basic concepts: definitions of health/sickness, environment: relation between environment and health
  • Exposure to environmental risk factors present in the different compartments: soil, air, water, food
  • Impact of biological, chemical and physical agentia on the human body
  • Relation between environment and diseases such as cancer, diseases of the respiratory, cardiovascular, uro-genital system, intoxications, ...