(5) Enriching Knowledge Series for Liberal Studies Curriculum: Health Environmental Hazards and Public Health Responses (New)

Programme Overview

Environmental Health has become an important global issue of this century since many aspects of human health and behaviors are affected by the chemical, biological, physical, and social environments. These factors consist of air, water, soil, diet, exercise, socioeconomic status, toxic chemicals, waste, and more. Environmental hazards cause many diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhea, and affect sources of clean water and sanitation or food and agriculture growth. Similarly, environmental quality, whether natural or man-made, is affected by human behavior – as urbanization occurs, more noise, light pollution, air pollution, transportation, energy generation, radiation harm the environment.

In coherence with many Environmental Health frameworks and policies, Hong Kong is working to protect both human and environmental health. This booklet introduces basic concepts of environment, exposure, and risk in public health; the impact of urbanization from environmental health hazards; and discusses frameworks and policies in place to make our environmental health healthier./p>

Programme Objectives

his course aims to enrich teachers’ knowledge of the growing global infectious disease threat, as well as the effectiveness of international control measures, so as to enhance their ability in handling relevant issues in Liberal Studies lessons. This course aims to enrich teachers’ knowledge of the interaction between environment and human behaviors, and how such interrelated health can be improved through the enhancement of local and global environmental and public health policies.

Date 1Jan 2019 (Friday)
Time 2:00pm - 5:00pm 
Venue Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, 
Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Speakers

Professor Emily Ying Yang CHAN
MBBS (HKU), BS (Johns Hopkins), SM PIH (Harvard), MD (CUHK), DFM (HKCFP), FFPH, FHKAM (Community Medicine), FHKCCM

Assistant Dean (Global Engagement) and Professor, Faculty of Medicine;
Associate Director (External Affairs and Collaboration) & Professor, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK;
Director, Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC);
Director, Centre for Global Health;
Visiting Professor, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford;
Visiting Scholar, FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, Harvard University;
Senior Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University

Target Audience Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Assistant Teachers
Format Interactive seminar
Medium of Instruction Cantonese
Fee Free of charge
Quota 80
Enrollment Method Please click and enroll in the Training Calendar of Education Bureau
(CourseID: CDI020190671)
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Deadline of Enrollment 15 Jan 2019 (Tuesday)

Organiser

Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC); Liberal Studies Section, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau, HKSAR.

Certification

Attendees will be awarded a certificate issued by the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.