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01.1 Phase 1 

      iii. Environmental Health – (Lectures - 8 hours + Tutorials - 4 hours)

Objective

Content

T-L

Activity

Time

Hrs.

Describe the sources of

environmental pollution and health effects

Air pollution

Out door & indoor, sources of pollution, pollutants, measurement or monitoring of pollution / pollutants, health effects and extend of problem

Water pollution

Water environnement, sources of pollution, polluants, measurement of pollution / pollutants, health effects   

(including water related diseases), extend of problem and water conservation

Soil pollution  

Pollution by energy sources (Noise, heat, light, electro-magnetic waves and vibration)

Lecture

2

Describe the causes and effects of climate change related to health

Causes

Effects

Mitigating the climate change

Lecture

1

Discuss effects of unplanned urbanization and industrialization

Causes of increasing urbanisation and industrialisation 

Industrialisation and health issues

Urbanisation and health issues

Urban underserved settlements

sustainable urbanisation

Lecture

1

Describe measures related to habitable housing and related health effects

Housing

Legislations related to housing

Features of habitable house

Role of PHI related to housing

Health effects related to poor housing

Fire safety/Electrical safety

Prevention of home accidents

Lecture

1

Describe the categories of waste and waste management technique

Sources of waste

Domestic, streets and market, healthcare and industrial wastes

Hazards of waste and hazardous waste

Waste management techniques

Rural, urban and marine setting

Lecture

1

Describe the strategies for prevention of environment pollution

Conventions and legislatures on environmental health / International and national

Prevention and control of environmental pollution

Health policies related to environment

Green environment

Green building concept in hospitals

Environmental friendly buildings

Environmental friendly products

NCD prevention and environment

Environmental and Health impact assessment, Risk management

Risk assessment, Risk communication and risk reduction

Use of GIS in environmental health

Lecture

1

Describe measures related to food safety

Food safety and health

Legislations related to food safety / Authorities

Lecture

1

 

RECOMMENDED READING MATERIAL

  • Park, K 2007, ‘Environment and Health’, in Park’s Text Book of Preventive and Social Medicine pp. 566- 622, Banarsidas Bhanot Publishers, Jabalpur, India.

  • Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, 2010, ‘Effects of Climate Change on Human Health’, in Weekly Epidemiological Report, vol. 37,  no. 13, Colombo.

  • McMichael et al 2003, Climate Change and Health : Risks and Responses, WHO, Geneva, 10 -15, 19 – 24, 81, 109-110, 123, 164 and 212.

  • Herath H.M.S.S.D 1989, A manual for the Sri Lanka Public Health Inspector, Ministry of Health, Colombo.

  • ‘How is climate change affecting our health?’ A manual for students and their families, 2008 WHO.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Dr. B. Kumerendran assumed duties as a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Medicine ,University of Jaffna from 01-01-2019

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