VTPEH 6141

VTPEH 6141

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Degradation of the environment through climate change, pollution, land use shifts, and more can impact human health in myriad ways. Food access and nutrition, infectious diseases, chronic diseases, mental health, and the impacts of migration and conflict are increasingly being tied to these environmental changes. The Planetary Health course will introduce students to the anthropogenic threats to human health, examine the pathways from environmental change to human health, and design and analyze interventions to improve both human and environmental health. Using systems and interdisciplinary perspectives, we will explore the interconnected challenges of providing for human and ecosystem health in case studies. We will also evaluate possible solutions to planetary health problems and their implications for equity, human health, and environmental health. 

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: Graduate and professional students. Advanced undergraduates (3rd and 4th year), please write a paragraph describing your interest to the instructor for permission.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18171 VTPEH 6141   LEC 001

    • M CVM Center S1222
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Fiorella, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person