Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences (Doctor's course) Health Sciences Major
Lecture Code TA234901 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Environment and Health
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Environment and Health
モリヤマ ミチコ,ラフマン モハメド モシウル
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Inte
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Nursing and Rehabilitation Sciences
Eligible Students Doctoral course students
Keywords Climate change, environmental hazards, health effects, global issues 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course is designed for graduate students to share the necessary theoretical knowledge and attitude to develop the partnership for health protection from climate risks. The main topics are selected in this course to share the traditional scenario related to climate change and health effects.

The overall objectives of the course for students are to:
1. Describe the hazards and health effects due to climate changing and outline the necessary preventive measures.
2. Formulate the preventive and control methods of common and infectious diseases.
3. Develop the concept of global issues to protect the environments and promote environmental health services.
4. Continue and increase health related English communication skill.

Specific course objectives:
After the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Recognize the global environmental changing effects and estimate the public health interventions to prevent diseases.
2. Identify the social and environmental impact on health.
3. Explain the climate changing consequences and human health effects, including present and future risks.
4. Understand the importance of partnership for health protection. 
Class Schedule lesson 1
Overview of Environmental Health Services
lesson 2
Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
lesson 3
Global Environmental Change and Natural Disaster
lesson 4
Health Effects of Exposure to Natural Arsenic, Fluoride and Coal
lesson 5
Climate Change and Human Health: Present and Future Risks
lesson 6
Global Issues and Global Warming
lesson 7
Partnership for Health Protection from Climate Risks
lesson 8

1) Friis R. H. (2012). Essentials of Environmental Health (Essential Public Health).
2) Patrick Leon Abbott P. L. (2013). Natural Disasters.
3) Filho W.L., Azeiteiro U. M., Fatima A. (2016). Climate Change and Health.
4) Hill M. K. (2010). Understanding Environmental Pollution.
5) Session handouts are available during class time.
6) Relevant journals and articles. 
PC or AV used in
PC, powerpoint presentation, etc. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are instructed to go through the textbook, visit the relevant website, journals and articles. They are also requested to gather in-depth knowledge on the selected topic for a successful discussion. 
Requirements Basic English ability is accepted. (No standard test scores are requested.) 
Grading Method Class attendance, test performance, and classroom participation. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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