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Lecture 1 - Welcome to NRSC221 GEOG221 Environment and...

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Welcome to NRSC221 / GEOG221 nvironment and Health Environment and Health Professors Nancy Ross & Ian Strachan Prof. Strachan can be found in BH432 Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 13:00-14:00 ll administrative issues ee Strachan All administrative issues see Strachan Prof. Ross can be found in BH420 Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 13:00-14:00 or by appointment Please use WebCT e-mail for both of us!
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sing WebCT Using WebCT www.mcgill.ca/webct/ ll lecture material presented in class All lecture material presented in class • All assignments • Reading lists • Calendar of important dates • E-mail!!
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ho is teaching this course? Who is teaching this course? oss (social scientist): Ross (social scientist): – Health Geographer – Associate member of Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine) • Strachan (physical scientist): – Micrometeorologist – Cross-appointed to Dept of Geography – Associate member of McGill School of Environment
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yllabus Syllabus… vailable on WebCT Available on WebCT
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hat is environment? What is environment?
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hat is environment? What is environment? " ll that which is external to the human All that which is external to the human host. Can be divided into physical, iological social cultural etc any or all of biological, social, cultural, etc., any or all of which can influence health status of opulations " populations …. International Epidemiological Association
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ut we’re more practical than that But we re more practical than that… useful definition of the environment A useful definition of the environment when considering human health: “The environment is all the physical, chemical and biological factors external to the human host, and all related behaviours, but excluding those natural nvironments that cannot reasonably be environments that cannot reasonably be modified HO 2006 WHO, 2006
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hat is health? What is health?
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Lecture 1 - Welcome to NRSC221 GEOG221 Environment and...

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