Risk and environmental issues from a health perspective
15 ECTS credits
Environment-related risks with a focus on human vulnerability are studied. Concepts and theories of the complex relations between the environment, risk and health are introduced. Health aspects related to clean water, clean air and a non-toxic environment are related to various vulnerable groups in society. Future changes in terms of the environment, economic development, population growth, climate etc. are related to changed conditions for human health and safety, nationally and internationally. People's vulnerability and health problems in connection with disasters are, for example, treated as effects of natural disasters and industrial accidents. Students carry out an independent project on environment-related health aspects, which is discussed in seminar.
Progressive specialisation: G1F (has less than 60 credits in first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: 30 ECTS credits in the fields of environmental science, risk and environmental studies, or public health studies, or equivalent.
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Environment and Safety (studied during year 3)
- Start Autumn 2020
- Mode of study Campus
- Language English, if required by international students
- Course code RHG200
- Application code KAU-34814
- Study pace 50% (Day)
- Study period week 36–2