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)

  • 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, ISB Multidimensional & multivariate statistical methods, Methods and design in Epidemiology, Spatial Statistical analysis (6 ECTS)
  • SUPRA OPTIONAL. Advanced core module in Social & Behavioural Sciences, Advanced core module Management & Health policy, Humanitarian Health in Crisis Situation, Health Policies and health systems in LIC (not credited)

Dissertation and internship (27 ECTS)


More information on the EHESP website.


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N.B.: Minor changes may occur in the detailed programme from one intake to another.