Environmental Health (ERASMUS)

(Κωδικός Μαθήματος: 337ΚΕΥ, Περίγραμμα μαθήματος)

Εξάμηνο:  6 Διδακτικές Μονάδες: 3 ECTS: 5 Τύπος: Κατ’ Επιλογήν Υποχρεωτικό (ΚΕΥ)
Προαπαιτούμενα Μαθήματα:  Τύπος μαθήματος:

Επιστημονικής περιοχής

Διδάσκων:   Όλγα‐Ιωάννα Καλαντζή

The course is taught IN ENGLISH

-Discuss basic concepts of environmental health and convey an understanding of their value and importance.

-Discuss and develop insight into the following terms and concepts as they relate to global environmental health: toxic chemicals, diseases, indoor pollution, occupational exposure, air, water and soil pollution, diet.

-Identify individual and human behaviours that hinder the well-being of environmental health globally.

-Familiarize with the legislation on occupational health and safety.

-Develop critical thinking skills on environmental issues.

 Περιγραφή Ύλης ανά Εβδομάδα: • Introduction – the environment at risk
Definition, significance of the environment for human health
Historical background• Environmental Measurements
Basic statistical concepts• Environmental Epidemiology
Causality, study designs• Assessing exposure to chemicals
Biomonitoring• Environmental Toxicology
Terminology, factors that affect responses to a toxic chemical• Toxic metals and elements
Sources and exposure to metals, toxicity• Pesticides and other organic chemicals
Pesticides, PCBs, dioxins, solvents, plastics, household products

• Water quality
Drinking water, pollution

• Air quality
Sources, air quality standards, health effects

• Food safety
Food hazards, microbial illness, food safety regulation

• Occupational Health
History, agents of disease, prevention

• Seminar

 Διαλέξεις (ώρες / εβδομάδα):  3
Ασκήσεις ‐Εργαστήρια (ώρες / εβδομάδα):  –
Άλλες δραστηριότητες:
Αξιολόγηση – Βαθμολόγηση: Class assignment (60%), Final exam (40%)
Σημειώσεις Διδάσκοντος: N/A
Κύρια Προτεινόμενα Συγγράμματα: Essentials of Environmental Health, 2nd edition (2012), Robert Η. Friis

Environmental Health: From Global to Local 3rd Edition (2016). Howard Frumkin

Διαδικτυακές Πηγές:
  • http://www.who.int/en/ World Health Organization (WHO)
  • http://www.cdc.gov/ Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • http:// www.epa.gov/ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • http://www.nih.gov/ National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • http:// www.osha.gov/ Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • http://gr.osha.europa.eu/ European OSHA
  • http:// www.atsdr.cdc.gov Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  • http://www.niehs.nih.gov/ National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • http://ec.europa.eu/environment/health/index_en.htm/ (European Environment and Health Homepage)