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Health and environment

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To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment and humankind. This free course, Health and environment, will look at interactions between plants, animals and the physical and chemical environment, as well as considering ways in which humans have altered, and are altering this environment.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • define and use, or recognize definitions and applications of, each of the terms in bold in the text
  • understand the complexity of the interdependence between organisms and their environment
  • describe some of the consequences for health of pollution
  • explain why it is difficult to gain international agreements to secure biodiversity and reduce pollution.

First Published: 21/08/2012

Updated: 24/03/2016

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