Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

EHESP School of Public Health, Rennes, France (57 ECTS)

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.


EHESP School of Public Health

Please note that from the 2025-2026 academic year, the MPH at EHESP will be located on the main campus, in Rennes, France.

The «Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences» specialisation will therefore take place in Rennes.

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Course content

Compulsory modules (30 ECTS)

  • Upgrading Biostatistics (not credited)
  • Advanced Core module – Environmental and occupational health sciences (3 ECTS)
  • The control of environmental infectious diseases (3 ECTS)
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and environmental health (3 ECTS)
  • Impact assessment in environmental health (3 ECTS)
  • Critical windows of exposures and vulnerability (3 ECTS)
  • Advanced Core module – Epidemiology (3 ECTS)
  • Advanced Planetary Health (3 ECTS)
  • Advanced Core module – Information sciences and biostatistics (3 ECTS)
  • 2 Electives to be chosen among: Infectious disease epidemiology, Design and methods in Epidemiology, Spatial Statistical analysis, Modelling of Infectious diseases, Analysis in Epidemiology I (6 ECTS)
  • SUPRA OPTIONAL (not credited). Advanced core module in Social & Behavioural Sciences, Advanced core module in Health Policy and Management, Humanitarian Health in Crisis Situation, Health policies and  health system analysis in Low & Middle Income Countries, Decision analysis in Public Health, Perinatal and pediatric epidemiology.

Dissertation and internship (27 ECTS)