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"Environmental Health Impact Assessment is a relatively recent process which seeks to predict the impact of a development before the development proposal has been approved, so that negative impacts can be reduced or avoided, positive impacts can be enhanced and the probability of sustainable development increased. It is a key component of informed decision-making." (enHealth Council, 2000)
 
Educational Goal of the Course:
This international course on Environmental Health Impact Assessment aims to develop professionals not only equipped with knowledge and skills needed to conduct a thorough environmental health impact assessment but also professionals imbued with a holistic view of health and health development and advocates of environmental health and healthy public policies. As EHIA professionals, they are expected to make critical decisions based not only on scientific evidence but also according to what is legal, moral, and ethical.
 
Educational Philosophy:
This training course will be guided by adult learning principles and will therefore utilize teaching learning strategies that will maximize participants’ prior knowledge and experiences. This would mean using a problem-learning approach in knowledge and skills development.
 
Course Objectives:
At the end of the course participants will be able to :
  • Conduct an Environmental Health Impact Assessment
  • Manage an environmental health impact assessment.
  • Advocate for the conduct of environmental health impact assessment and utilization of results.
  • Ensure quality of EHIA being conducted.
  • Monitor long term effects of development projects.
  • Communicate to various stakeholders relevant issues related to EHIA.
     
    Course Content:
  • Module 1: Foundations of EHIA
      Concepts of EIA, EHIA, Quality of Life, Sustainable Development, Agenda 21
      Healthy public policy
      Determinants of health
      Ethical, legal, & moral considerations of EHIA
     
  • Module 2: The EHIA Process
      Screening
      Scoping
      Appraisal
      Measures
     
  • Module 3: Managing EHIA
      Advocacy
      Communication
      Ensuring quality of process
     
  • Module 4: Monitoring Long Term Effect of Development Projects
      Concept
      Tools
      Methods
      Plans
     
    Participants:
    The course is offered for those who are going to be involved/ or currently involve in EHIA work with:
  • some experiences on health, environment and development projects;
  • a certain level of English proficiency because the course is going to be conducted entirely in English; and
  • basic computer literacy.
    Date and Venue of the Course:
    Date: 20 September - 1 October 2010
     
    Venue:
      Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University 420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok 10400 Thailand
    Course Fee:
    US$ 1200 to include course materials.
    Accommodation:
    The Course Secretariat can assist to arrange for accommodation at hotels or guest houses near the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, upon request.
     
    Contact Person:
    Deputy Dean for Education
    Tel: (66-2) 306-9132 (direct)
    Fax: (66-2) 354-9150
    E-mail: tmwwg@mahidol.ac.th
     
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wijitr Fungladda
    Head, Department of Social and Environmental Medicine
    Tel./Fax: (66-2) 306-9179
    E-mail: tmvfd@mahidol.ac.th
    Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
    420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok 10400 Thailand
     
    Last update: February 23, 2010