Environmental health is a branch of public health that studies environmental factors that affect human health and how those factors could be identified, assessed, prevented, and controlled. Those environmental factors could be physical, biological, social, and even psychological as well as pollutants or toxicants. Environmental exposures could be present in the air, water, or food, which can enter the human body through inhalation, ingestion, and/or absorption and may deteriorate human health.
This interdisciplinary program will introduce participants to public health issues associated with exposure to anthropogenic and naturally occurring chemical, microbial, and biological contaminants in air, water, soil, and food. This program will also provide participants with proficient competency to assess potential hazards from different environmental exposures effectively communicate those risks to the public and policy makers, and professionally analyze reliable literature and its role in decision-making.
Each training course is delivered in (30) Learning Hours. These courses can be taken as part of the three-month programs (Post Graduate Diploma Certificate), or as stand-alone course. The participant will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion upon meeting the course requirements by the International Academy of Public Health (IAPH) and accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).