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040119Y Environmental health care, 1 ECTS cr 
Code 040119Y  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Environmental health care  Abbreviation ENVIRONMENTAL H 
Scope1 ECTS cr   
TypeGeneral Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Timo Hugg 

ECTS Credits  1,5 op 
Language of instruction 

In Finnish. Can be offered in English if several English speaking student registered.



Lectures on 2.  Year spring term.

Learning outcomes 

Students are expected to learn most important health effects of environmental exposures and to  understand the role of physicians and other professionals in municipal environmental health.


Thematic day in environmental health includes lectures on the following topics: 1) Environment and health, 2) Ambient air 3) Indoor environment, 3) 4hemical actors in drinking water, 5) Microbial factors in food and drinking water, 6) municipal environmental health and 7) Physicians in environmental health care.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Participation in the thematic day and a written exam.

Target group 

Basic course for medical students, but suitable for students planning research in health sciences.

Recommended or required reading 

Lecture notes.

Textbook in English will be defined later.


Assessment methods and criteria 


The course requirements include active participation in thematic day and a written examination.


pass / fail.

Person responsible 

Jouni J.K. Jaakkola, professor of public health.


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