• Length:
    4 Weeks
  • Effort:
    12–15 hours per week
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    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
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About this course

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Water plays a critical role in our daily lives. In order to understand the health implications, we must first understand the different ways to measure and describe health. This course is an introduction to human health at the individual and population level. It discusses the many facets of defining health across different localities and cultures. The idea of health vs wellness is investigated. The role of water in driving human health outcomes will then be introduced and discussed.

What you'll learn

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  • Describe the linkages between weather, geography, and distribution of water around the world.
  • Ascribe the differences between health and wellbeing to differences in approaches and interventions.
  • Identify the pathways through which water impacts human health and wellbeing.

Meet your instructors

Geoffrey Hall
Course Instructor
Beaty Water Research Centre, Queen's University

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