Protecting the Public from Air Pollution
This course will focus on air pollution in the context of understanding and managing its impact on public health. Air pollution will be considered from the local to global scale. Specific principles to be covered include: sources and emission of air pollutants, the physical and chemical characteristics of air pollution, methods used to monitor ambient air pollutant levels and understand actual individual and population exposure; the impacts of air pollution on human health and; the practice of setting ambient air quality standards and also informing people in order to benefit public health through reduction in exposure. Lectures on selected topics will be given by experts representing academic, medical, government and industry.
- Understand basic principles regarding the production, atmospheric behaviour and public health impacts of air pollution from the local to the global perspective and from toxicology to epidemiology.
- To provide the learner with the theoretical and applied knowledge of air pollution monitoring and application of monitoring data.
- Put into perspective the role of risk assessment in air pollution and policy development.
Methods of Assessment
|Written Assignments (3)||40%|