Health, Environment and Sustainability, 15 Credits

The course addresses health and environmental issues from a multidisciplinary sustainability perspective. The connections between human health and global environmental issues are initially studied in terms of economic, ecological and social sustainability.

The course address the origins and causes of today's environmental problems, impact on the functioning of natural systems and the planetary boundaries, as well as how strategic work with sustainable development goals can lead the way forward to a more sustainable and chemical-safe society.

Furthermore, human exposure to environmental hazards and other external factors of influences and human health effects, as well as metabolomics and exhibition studies are investigated.

Finally, national and international agreements on environmental pollution are addressed which aim at regulating hazardous substances in order to protect humans and the environment. The course links national and international chemicals regulation with environmental and human health impacts, based on strategic plans and goals for sustainable development.

ECTS Credits

15 Credits

Level of education

Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (A1N)

School

School of Science and Technology

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: A first-cycle qualification comprising at least 90 Credits in Natural Science with 60 Credits in Chemistry. Or a degree in Chemical Engineering. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Selection: Guaranteed place

Course syllabus

Application code: V5076