Environmental health: Approaches to action

The course will cover a range of topics that are relevant to environmental health in India.

While students learn about environment and development as part of their core courses, this course offers the opportunity to take one step further towards understanding and addressing the health outcomes of environmental degradation and developmental activities. Health is seen as a developmental challenge, mediated through environmental exposures, with potential solutions that can be facilitated by developmental practitioners at community and policy level.

In this course, students will learn about how human health at the local and national levels
is related to energy production, industrial pollution, biodiversity, WaSH and climate
change, and participate in exercises on health vulnerability assessment to climate change,
and health impact assessment of an industrial/​developmental project. These perspectives
and skills have wide utility for graduates who are expected to work in the social sector.