ESST 3103 Environmental Health
This course provides an understand of how both the natural and built environment affect human health, by looking at the impact of physical, chemical and biological factors external to humans. It examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control of the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; vectors for dissemination (air, water, soil); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; biomarkers and risk analysis; the scientific basis for policy decisions; and emerging global environmental health problems. The delivery of course materials would involve a combination of lectures, tutorials, and web based materials. Assessments are designed to encourage students to work continuously with the course materials.