Place : EHESP School of Public Health, Paris - France

Teaching language : English

Learning outcomes

By the end of the year, the students will be able to:

  • Describe national and European regulatory programs, guidelines and authorities that control environmental health issues
  • Describe the effects of major environmental and occupational agents, explain the general mechanisms of toxicity and describe factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to environmental hazards.
  • Apply environmental risk assessment methods and specify approaches for assessing, preventing and controlling environmental hazards that pose risks to human health and safety.

Course content

Compulsory modules (30 ECTS)

  • Biostatistics (not credited)
  • Environmental and occupational health sciences Pre-requisite (3 ECTS)
  • Advanced Core curriculum – Environmental and occupational health sciences (3 ECTS)
  • Minor A: «Exposure Asessment» (3 ECTS)
  • Minor B: «Global environmental changes and health» (3 ECTS)
  • Major A: «Advanced Global environmental changes» (3 ECTS)
  • Major B: «Health Risk assessment» (3 ECTS)
  • Major C: «Critical windows of exposures and vulnerability» (3 ECTS)
  • Cross-disciplinary Module: Global Health (3 ECTS)
  • Advanced Core curriculum – Epidemiology (3 ECTS)
  • Advanced Core curriculum – Information sciences (3 ECTS)

Supra elective modules (not credited)

  • SUPRA OPTIONAL Modules Recommended - level 1:
    • «Evaluation of public health programs» or «Spatial Statistical analysis»
  • SUPRA OPTIONAL Modules level 2:
    • «Integrated Module of Public Health» or «Advanced cores modules in Social & Behavioural Sciences» or «Advanced cores modules in Management & Health policy Sciences»
  • SUPRA OPTIONAL Modules level 3: To be chosen among the MPH Minors/Majors modules.

Dissertation and internship (27 ECTS)


More information on the EHESP website.


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N.B.: This information corresponds to the current content of the modules and minor changes may occur in the programme for the next intake.

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