New Nature, Health and Wellbeing CPD Course

Posted on 1st March 2022

The European Centre for Environment and Human Health is pleased to be working with the College of Medicine and Health CPD team to launch a brand new online course in, Nature, Health and Well-being CPD, 

The course will explore how natural environments can benefit the physical and mental health of people in a variety of different ways. It will address the relationship between nature and health, how the relationship works, why this matters for the environment, public health and sustainability, as well as how you can apply these learnings in your own practice.

It will investigate the potential for the natural environment to be harnessed as a resource to improve human health and wellbeing.  The potential mechanisms, moderators, and applications for these health benefits will be explored, considering large data sets and key studies linking nature and exposure and health, both within the UK and around the world.

Dr Lewis Elliot says,

“Research on nature, health and wellbeing is a core theme of work for the European Centre, alongside collaborations to help inform action at scales from local to global. We’re excited to have this opportunity to share the fundamentals of these critical contemporary environment and health issues and our latest research with researchers and practitioners.”

The course will run virtually on Zoom over 4 days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 13:00 on the 22nd and 24th March and 5th and 7th April 2022 from the comfort of your home and/or office without the need to travel.

Sessions will be led by  a fantastic team of experts from the European Centre for Environment and Human Health contributing to the course, some of whom have led on the Nature and Prescription Handbook and have authored the WHO ‘call to action’ on nature, biodiversity and health. There are no pre-requisites or specialist knowledge required to undertake this course, which is well suited to interdisciplinary learning.

Who is it for?

No pre-requisites or specialist knowledge are required to undertake this course, which is well suited to interdisciplinary learning.

What will you learn?

  • What’s the relationship between nature and health?
  • How does the relationship work – by which mechanisms?
  • Who does nature-health work for (and not work for)?
  • Why does this matter for the environment, public health and sustainability?
  • How can you apply these learnings in your own practice?

For further information about the course programme, please visit: https://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/cpd/naturehealth/

Book now at this link

Please send enquiries to UEMS_CPD@exeter.ac.uk

 

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