Interested in the impacts of the environment on human health?
Become a specialist in health risk assessment and management in view of a career or research course, and choose the Master 2 in public health, health and general environmental risks, a top level training course dispensed by the EHESP School of Public Health, Paris Descartes University, Paris Sud University and Université de Lorraine.
The Master 2 in public health, health and general environmental risks covers the field of the relationships between the physical environment and health.
The objectives are to understand the principles and bases to health environment interventions and to manage the methods and tools required to assess the impact of the environment on human health.
Two courses are on offer:
- for an in-depth look at methodology (epidemiology, exposure assessment, toxicology, etc.) to apply it to research into environmental risk-related concerns,
- to be able to develop innovative methods and tools for assessing environmental risks.
- to use the integrated approach to health risk assessment, knowing how to identify relevant scientific data,
- to interpret, in their context, the results of studies on the quality of environments, epidemiological studies or risk assessment, to contribute to the decision-making process.
Location: Paris Descartes University, Paris Sud University and EHESP School of Public Health, depending on the course selected
Duration: 1 academic year from October
Teaching Language: French
ECTS: 60 per year
- behaviour of substances in the environment. Environmental physics, chemistry and microbiology
- environmental epidemiology
- professional and environmental toxicology
- evaluation of exposure to xenobiotics
- health risk assessment procedures
For the research course (5 modules, 4 of the 5 basic modules and 1 optional)
- in-depth environmental epidemiology methodologies
- environmental toxicology methods
- environmental microbiology methods
- environmental biostatistics and information systems
- professional risk assessment and management
For the professional course (4 of the 5 basic modules and 1 optional)
- initiation into health risk management
- assessment of chemical risks: regulatory, organisational and practical aspects
- assessment of urban environmental risks
- assessment of indoor environmental risks
- assessment of industrial environmental risks
Semesters 1 and 2
- 6 months Work Placement
National or local administrations responsible for health or the environment, national agencies operating in the environmental health field, international bodies, industrial groups, in particular in the chemicals, power and environment fields, consultants, NGOs, etc.
Students, health professionals, environmental practitioners
The Master’s degree is open to:
- students who have a one-year public health Master’s degree or other one-year Master’s degree or hold an equivalent diploma for the speciality they wish to study
- professionals who have a one-year Master’s degree 1 (or equivalent professional experience) who wish to take a professional development course to deepen their knowledge and skills in the environmental health field.
Applications for 2019-2020 academic year are closed.
I. Momas and N. Seta, Université Paris Descartes (Paris 5) : Isabelle.Momas@parisdescartes.fr – Nathalie.Seta@parisdescartes.fr
Y. Lévi, Université Paris Sud (Paris 11) : Yves.Levi@u-psud.fr
C. Harpet et O. Blanchard, EHESP : Cyrille.Harpet@ehesp.fr – Olivier.Blanchard@ehesp.fr
Betty Chauvin, EHESP
T. +33 (0)2 99 02 26 72 – Betty.Chauvin@ehesp.fr
T. +33 (0)2 99 02 26 71 – Scolarite@ehesp.fr