CANCELLED - WORKSHOP: Five-Day Ecology and Health/Medical Geology Unit
|Five-Day Ecology and Health/Medical Geology Unit : This 5-day postgraduate unit provides a regional and global perspective on health impacts from environmental disturbance.
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.
Lectures will supported by intensive use of case studies of recent national and international issues and the following topics will be covered
• historical, current and emerging perspectives of ecological change and disease
• health perspectives of indigenous cultures and the environment
• health consequences of human population growth, urbanisation and industry
• global processes and health, including the effects of climate change, biodiversity loss and extinction
• environmental change and infectious disease ecology
• the future for Australia’s ecosystems and human communities.
Ecology and Health - background:
In recent decades it has become apparent that many emerging health problems cannot be solved using ‘traditional’ disease models alone. We require broader approaches to analyse interactions between humans and environmental factors, often drawing on the science of ecology and environmental sciences.
The Ecology and Health group is committed to providing teaching and research training in the broader questions and solutions implicit in an ecology and health approach. Together with the familiar areas of interest in the environmental health arena - impacts on health from water, soil, food and air contamination – our approach also focuses on examining the changes in health that may result from major ecological shifts, including urbanisation, loss of food and water resources, bioinvasion, climatic events and other environmental disturbances in a world out of balance.
For 2011 the Ecology and Health unit will be taught in combination with the special topic of Medical Geology. This component can also be done as a self-contained three-day unit for professional development and is also described in Events.
Please note that this is a 6-point postgraduate unit and fees and enrolment requirements apply. Please visit our website for full information and links.
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