|Course code module||BGEN-26|
|Study load (hours)||112|
Marc Van Sprundel
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:||faculty decision|
Final qualifications secondary education
all courses of Ba1
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Study aim 1. You can reproduce and recognise the most important chemical, physical and biological agents from the environment that can menace the health of the human.
Study aim 2. You can reproduce and recognise the most important social factors that can menace the (mentally) health.
Study aim 3. You can repeat the manner how the human get exposed at the most important risk factors out of the environment; soil, air, water, food and social environment.
Study aim 4. You can repeat how the stress coping system works.
Study aim 5. You can reproduce how the human work up information
Study aim 6. You can repeat what impact is of the chemical, physical and biological agents on the human body.
Study aim 7. You can explain the relations between the environmental factors and diseases (inclusive psychopathology) that were discussed during the lessons.
Study aim 8. You know the possibilities and restrictions of epidemiological research for diseases caused by exogenous environmental factors and by social and psychological factors and you can apply these in an epidemiological exercise.
Study aim 9. You can repeat the risk assessment methods that are used in research for effects on the health that are caused by environmental factors and apply these on a concrete problem in the structure of a group work.
Study aim 10. You are able to reproduce the great lines of the general problemacy of the environment.
Study aim 11. You can repeat the social factors that are related to the mentally health of children and adults.
Study aim 12. You can describe what the great lines are in the interventions on the subject of the most important environmental factors that play a role in the development and retain of the (mentally) health.
Study aim 13. You can demonstrate that risk perceptions are subjective and that the society and you have to handle on a professional manner.
Study aim 14. You are able to create a correct communication message like teached in the lessons.
Study aim 15. You can apply the attached theory on a concrete environmental or a social problem in the form of a group work.
Study aim 16. You can convert the group work in a presentation.
3. Course content
- Environmental Health Sciences as a part of the social medicine, effects on the health caused by
environmental factors (3h)
- Worldwide environmental problems (2h)
- Environ and development; stress and stress coping (inclusive digestion of information) (4h)
- Evaluation of risk regarding of exogenous risk factor (chemical, physical and biological agents)
- Evaluation of risk regarding of psychosocial factors (stress model) (1u)
- Environmental epidemiology (1)
- Chemical risk factors, physical risk factors, biological risk factors (6h)
- Psychological risk factors (3h)
- Compartments: air, soil, water, food (2h)
- Toxic kinetic and dynamic: DNA-adducts (3h)
- Environment and cancer; environment and lung suffer; environment and haematology;
environment and NKO; environment and kidney suffer (5h)
- Environment and psychopathology (parental functioning, school, partner, work, confrontation
with violence …) (3h)
- Risk perception, risk communication, policy aspects (2h)
- Mentally health children and adults (3h)
- Cause out of [huisartsgeneeskunde]: CO-intoxication (2h)
- Environ cause: pollution of the environment by heavy metals (1h)
- Presentation of the work groups (8h)
- Work groups (10h)
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesTutorials
Personal work: Supervised self-studyProject-based work - in group
5. Assessment method
Exam: Closed bookMultiple choice
Continuous assessment: Assignments
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Notes and texts
7. Recommended reading - study material