Environmental Change and Human Health: The Role of the Health Professional Winter 2005

  • Are you worried that environmental degradation is making the earth less healthy? W
  • Have you thought about the impact on you, your future patients, and your family?
  • Would you like to do something about it as a future health professional?

Interested? Check out this course: UCONJOINT 540.

The rapid pace of environmental change is now impacting the health of humans. Diseases from West Nile Fever to asthma to cancer are caused - directly or indirectly - by changes in the ecosystem on which humans depend. Health professionals not only take care of patients with these diseases, but also have a responsibility to prevent or ameliorate the diseases which result. This course will help you incorporate this perspective into your future career in health care.

Format: Lecture and discussion. 2 credits. 1 short paper, no exams. Credit/Non-credit. Snacks.

Time/Place: 5:30-6:45 on Wednesday evenings during Winter Quarter: January 5 - March 9, 2005, Room T-360 Health Sciences Center

Prerequisites: Matriculation in a health science school; undergraduates may be admitted with instructors' permission.

Questions? - Contact Roger Rosenblatt in Family Medicine (rosenb@u.washington.edu) or Mark Oberle in Health Services (moberle@u.washington.edu). Add code from Audrey Lew(alew@u.washington.edu, Room E-304)