About The Course
This course will provide an overview on environmental health encompassing various physical, chemical and biological factors external to a person and how these impact individually or in conjunction with one another on human health and behavior. Briefly, it is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health supportive environments. The course is designed to benefit faculty members and young researchers. The main aim is to provide theoretical knowledge and practical training with special focus on their applications.
The STC would address the issues related to generation or sources of hazards, management of hazardous wastes, mechanisms and treatment of the diseases caused by exposure to such hazards as well as control of environmental and workplace hazards. The subject is highly interdisciplinary and lectures will be designed to address public health issues related with exposures to anthropogenic and naturally occurring chemical and microbial contaminants in air, water, soil, and food.