1. Recognize the most important historical moments of the environmental and public health evolution;
2. Recognizing the importance of the environment and its variables in determining the health status of populations and ecosystems;
3. Recognize and identify cases of natural and anthropogenic pollution;
4. Relate the human exposure to pollutants in the environment with the health effects resulting from that exposure, and be able to identify emission sources of environmental pollutants.
Historical evolution of Environmental Health and Public Health
The health and its determinants
Natural history of the disease - strategies and levels of prevention
Natural and anthropogenic pollution
Water Quality and Health
Air quality and health
Soil quality - implications in agriculture and human health
Health implications of the sanitation indicators of populations
Identification of environmental exposures, health problems related to the environment and causal associations - case studies
Development of the concepts of monitoring and biomonitoring.
The course has theoretical and practice classes, with expository sessions combined with periods of study, where students, tutored by the teacher, explore scientific articles related to environmental studies and public health.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. 2011. Five-Volume Set, Ed. Jerome Nriagu, 5016pp.
Environmental Health, Third Edition, 2005. Cambridge, MA:Harvard University Press. 606 pp.
Handbook of Environmental Health. 2002. 4ª Ed., Lewis Publishers. 2002