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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
      Learning Styles/ Leveling off
      EHIA, EIA, EH, Quality of life
      Sustainable Development, Agenda 21
      Healthy public policy
      Determinants of health
      Ethical, legal & moral considerations of EHAI
  • Module 2: The EHIA Process
      Recommend measures
      Report writing
  • Module 3: Managing EHIA and Ensuring Quality of Process
      Policies, guidelines, and standards for QA/QC
      Concepts, principles, methodologies and tools of QA/QC
      Concepts of validity and reliability
      Feasibility assessment of measures
      Decision-making flow chart
  • Module 4: Monitoring Long term Effects of Development Projects
      Policies rules and regulations
      Role and responsibilities of relevant agencies
      Health hazards
      Health surveillance system
      Monitoring, concepts, tools, methods, plans
  • Module 5: Communication and Advocacy
      Philosophy, concept, principles, tools, strategies of advocacy
      Effective communication
      Partnership and networking
      Group dynamics
      Social mobilization
      Priority global issues and concerns
  • Module 6: Field Exposure to a Development Project
    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: November 10-25, 2008
      Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
    420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok 10400 Thailand
    Course Fee:
    US$ 1500 to include cost materials and field trip
    The course fee should be paid in US Dollars by bank transfer to:
    Account name: International Relation Unit
    Account No: 254-203069-4
    Bank name: The Siam Commercial Bank Public Co. Ltd.
    Bank Address: Hospital for Tropical Disease Branch
      420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Ratchadewee,
      Bangkok 10400 , THAILAND
    Swift Code / BIC code: SICOTHBK
    Reference: Attn. Assist. Prof. Phanorsri Attanath
      Deputy Dean for International Relation
    Please be advised that any bank charge is at your side.
    The Course Secretariat can assist to arrange for accommodation at hotels or guest houses near the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, upon request.
    Contact Person:
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wijitr Fungladda
    Head, Department of Social and Environmental Medicine and
    Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Management for Disease Vector Control in Sustainable Development (WHO CC)
    Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
    420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok 10400 Thailand
    Tel: (66-2) 354-9100-19 ext. 1685, 1561
    Fax: (66-2) 354-9166-7