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Healthcare and Environmental Sustainability

MODULE

Leaders:
Prof Frances Griffiths
Prof Matthew Cooke

Duration: 5 days (3 +2)

Assessment:
2000 word assignment +
Case study presentation

CATS: 20

Course Code: B9B0

Module Code: MH935

This course is suitable for anyone working in a healthcare setting with an interest in reducing the environmental impact of healthcare while maintaining high standards of quality and outcome. It will also interest those engaged with developing teaching or advising on healthcare policy and practice.

  • Learn to identify and understand the environmental impact of healthcare services and the impact of environmental change on health and healthcare
  • Gain the knowledge and skills to change and adapt healthcare provision both to reduce its environmental impact and to respond to health issues resulting from environmental change

Aims and Learning outcomes

This course aims:

  • To enable students to identify and understand the environmental impact of healthcare services and the impact of environmental change on health and healthcare
  • To equip students with the knowledge and skills to change and adapt healthcare provision both to reduce its environmental impact and to respond to health issues resulting from environmental change

During the course, students will learn about:

  • Climate change, environmental sustainability and biodiversity, and the impact on public health, inequalities and healthcare
  • The potential for improving the environment, public health and health care systems through attention to issues of environmental sustainability
  • Policy, ethics, the professions, and social movement as they related to environmental sustainability and healthcare
  • How to use and assess carbon footprinting methodology and other relevant assessment methodologies (e.g. waste management assessment) for a healthcare setting
  • Professional skills including, information gathering, teaching and learning including peer to peer learning, organisational development and systems improvement to take account of environmental sustainability and healthcare
  • How to include environmental sustainability as one aspect within the process of clinical evidence assessment and review for clinical decision making, guideline development and healthcare service prioritisation

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