Sustainable Development in Health and Ecology
Unpack the Sustainable Development Goals, focussing on SDG 3
Climate change is already impacting resources, people, and the environment. To help combat this, the UN Sustainable Development Goals offer a blueprint to help us contribute to sustainability.
On this six-week course, you’ll gain a solid introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals with a particular focus on SDG 3, which aims to promote wellbeing for all.
Through practical examples, you’ll explore different topics to understand how organisations and higher education institutions can best respond to the SDGs.
Gain an understanding of water pollution and mosquito diseases
You’ll start by unpacking sustainable development actions that can be taken to develop safe drinking water resources.
Next, you’ll explore a case study on ecology to understand water bioindicators and mosquito disease control and how this relates to several SDG targets.
Discover the harmful effects of air pollution
There are many types and sources of air pollution. On the course, you’ll unpack the definition of air pollution before exploring its harmful effects on human health such as respiratory diseases, cardiovascular issues, and cognitive functions.
Understand the relationship between sustainable development and human health
Finally, you’ll explore the correlation between sustainable development and human health issues – both physical and mental.
With this knowledge, you’ll be able to identify the SDG targets you can work toward to help promote human health and wellbeing.
Guided by the experts at Taipei Medical University, you’ll finish the course with the skills to contribute to sustainable development for both health and ecology.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explaining the meaning and examples of Sustainable Development Goal 3
- Exploring water quality and biological indicators
- Investigate air pollution and health associations
- Exploring mosquito ecology and control
- Explaining mental health issues and sustainable management
- Explain exposure assessment and biomonitoring
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in public health and the development of SDGs.
It will be of particular interest to students of public health.
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