University of Michigan
Human Health Risks, Health Equity, and Environmental Justice
University of Michigan

Human Health Risks, Health Equity, and Environmental Justice

This course is part of Impacts of the Environment on Global Public Health Specialization

Taught in English

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Richard Neitzel

Instructor: Richard Neitzel

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  • Explore environmental justice.

  • Explore the steps involved in risk assessment, as well as how risk assessment can incorporate and address environmental justice issues.

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There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome to Week 1! We start this week with an orientation to the course and our learning community. Then, we start our course by defining and discussing environmental justice, and exploring environmental justice issues in the U.S and around the world. Let’s find out more about environmental justice in the Week 1 module.

What's included

6 videos6 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

Certain groups of people and communities are more susceptible and vulnerable to environmental health hazards than others. This means that equity and justice must be two main goals in developing policy approaches that address environmental injustices. Let’s find out about this in the Week 2 module.

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4 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

To evaluate potential environmental injustices, we can employ a four-step risk assessment process. What does this process entail, and how can it be applied in a real-life scenario? Let’s We’ll explore this in the Week 3 module.

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8 videos2 quizzes

After employing a risk assessment, we can employ risk management to address and mitigate environmental injustices. What does the process of risk management involve, and how does it relate to risk assessment? Let’s find out the answers to these questions, and more, in Week 4, our last module.

What's included

5 videos3 readings1 quiz1 peer review

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Richard Neitzel
University of Michigan
4 Courses12,063 learners

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