Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9301235072015Environmental healthElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Objectives of the Course
The lecture aims to be able to evaluate the relationship between human and the environment in the light of the science of ecology, discussing the negative effects of human on ecological balances. To examine the effects of the deteriorating environmental conditions to human health. To examine the health problems caused by the deteriorating environment and to search the effects of today's political approach especially globalization on this procees.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr Hür Hassoy
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to define the ecology and to learn the main concepts
2To be able to define the structure of the ecosystems and to discuss why they are important
3To be able to discuss the relationship between energy, agriculture, nutrition and population
4To be able to define the ecological cycle and to establish the relationship between environmental pollution
5To be able to classify environmental problems
6To be able to explain how environmental pollution affects human health
7To be able to evaluate the exposure to environmental factors
8To be able to discuss the impact of globalization on the environment
9To be able to define the activities of national and international environmental organizations
10To be able to define the concept of environmental rights
11To be able to define the international environmental conventions
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• The basic concepts of the science of Ecology • Ecosystems, why is it important? • Energy, agriculture, nutrition, and population relationships • Ecological and environmental cycles • Environmental problems • How environmental pollution affects human health? • Evaluation of exposure to environmental factors • Globalization and the environment • National and international environmental organizations • What is the right to the environment? • International environmental agreements
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The basic concepts of science and ecology --
2Ecosystems, why is it important? --
3Ecological cycles and environmental pollution --
4Energy and environment --
5Agriculture livestock and environment --
6Environment and population relationships --
7Midterm Exam --
8Environmental problems --
9How environmental pollution affects human health? --
10Evaluation of exposure to environmental factors --
11Evaluation of exposure to environmental factors --
12Globalization and the environment --
13National and international environmental organizations --
14What is the right environment? --
15International environmental agreements --
16Final exam--
Recommended or Required Reading
Güler Ç. Fundemantals of Public Health "Environmental Health" Tekbaş ÖF. "Environmental Health" Güler Ç. Environmental Health" A. Yassi, T. Kjellström, T. de Kok, T. Guidotti. Basic Environmental Health. WHO, UNEP, UNESCO.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination144
Final Examination144
Attending Lectures16232
Practice7428
Self Study20480
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination166
Reading20480
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)240
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