Academic Lead: Dr Stavroula Kanoni
This summer school will provide clear understanding of the different types of environmental exposures that are related with pathogenic mechanisms of human diseases. The first section will review the natural environment (land, water, air, energy) and its impact on health indicators as well as nutritional content of food and nutraceuticals. The second section will focus on the built environment (housing, urban vs. rural landscapes, transport, work) and the relation of our living conditions with health outcomes. The third section will review the effects of the psychosocial environment (mental health, stress, socialization, financial status) on the public health. The fourth section will expand on the microenvironment features (microbiome) and the epigenetic effects (gene-by-environment interactions) that modulate disease mechanisms. The final section of the course will focus on the combined and synergistic impact of all different types of the environment on health indicators. It will also showcase the added value of multidisciplinary approaches to evaluate the combined impact of environment on health and disease.
2023 Environment and Health Syllabus [PDF 94KB]
Course content is subject to change.
The course aims to provide an introduction in key areas of environment and health and enable students to understand the interplay of different environmental exposures with human health.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops and field trips.
You will gain:
You will be able to:
The Queen Mary Summer School costs: £2,100 per session, which includes tuition and social program.
We offer a 10% discount to:
The cost of accommodation is £1029 per session. For further information, please visit our accommodation page.
Additional costs and course excursions
There may be additional costs for field trips, such as entry to exhibitions, which will be in the region of £30.All reading material will be provided online, so it is not necessary to purchase any books.
Please note there is no deposit payment required for the Queen Mary Summer School.
To join our Summer School, you should have completed a minimum of two semesters’ study at your home institution.
We welcome Summer School students from around the world. We accept a range of qualifications:
We welcome international qualifications and we consider every application individually on its academic merit.
All of our courses are taught and assessed in English. If English isn’t your first language, you must meet one of the following English Language requirements in order to join
Applications are now open!
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Applications close 29 May 2023.
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