The aims of this short (MSc level) course, run jointly with the Health Protection Agency, are to develop a knowledge and understanding of the essential science and engineering concepts in relation to human interactions with the environment. This includes both organisational and legal issues.
The course examines how exposure to substances in the ambient environment can produce harmful changes in the human body and what careful management of the environment is needed to try to counter these scenarios. The basic concepts for different environmental media are addressed using scientific and engineering disciplines, for land (including sites contaminated with toxic substances), water (looking at drinking water, controlled waters and waste water management) and air (specifically polluted ambient air and incidents of high pollution), as well as a brief look at how future environmental concerns are being addressed.
The purpose of the course is to facilitate an analysis and evaluation of complex circumstances for the different environmental media, leading to appropriate decision-making and incident response management, with effective communication with the media, public services and the general public.
The course is an academically validated module which may be taken as a free standing course, for example as part of a Continuing Professional Development programme, or as part of, or in addition to post graduate degree studies.
- Dates - 19 to 23 November 2012 (inclusive)
- Location - Waterloo campus, King's College, London
- Target Audience - this course is designed for those working in public health, health protection, environmental science or environmental health and who have an interest in or experience of environmental science and public health protection and would like to develop their skills.
For further details and booking information, please contact: Karen Hogan (Training Administrator), Tel: 020 7811 7141
Or Stephen Hedley (Module leader), King’s College London, Tel: 020 7848 4011.
Item date 12/10/2012