Sanitation & Public Health

This course is designed to give participants an in-depth understanding of the links between sanitation and public health.

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2020
2020 edition online

This course will be offered in an online format due to Covid-19 restrictions. The course's duration, content and learning objectives will remain unchanged, while the course fee is lower. You can contact the course coordinator for more information about the new -temporary- format of the course.

For whom?

This course is designed for those with an interested in onsite sanitation and public health such as practitioners, academicians, consultants, researchers, students and representatives from NGOs.

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 30 November 2020
End: 11 December 2020
Deadline IHE application: 29 October 2020 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 621

VAT is not included in the course fee

Course content

This course is designed to give participants an in-depth understanding of the links between sanitation and public health. The following themes are covered: human health hazards related to excreta, pathogens and transmission routes associated with human excreta, non-infectious health issues related to sanitation, and control measures to protect public health.

This course also includes case studies of sanitation intervention trials and workshops on the most up-to-date risk evaluation tools such as Sanitation Safety Plans and SaniPath. This course has been developed by renowned public health experts from our partners Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) and in conjunction with the WHO.

Study subjects

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Human Health Hazards and Human Excreta
  • Review and Assessment of Transmission Routes
  • Characteristics and Lifecycles of Sanitation-relevant Pathogens
  • Non-infectious Public Health Issues Related to Sanitation
  • Control Measures
  • Risk Evaluation Tools

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