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Water and Global Human Health

Queensland university via edX Micromasters

Overview

Queen’s University is home to the Beaty Water Research Centre. Equipped with 58 faculty members from 11 departments, the Centre brings together world-class researchers to tackle our most important resource on this planet, water. Start today with this Micromasters program in Water and Global Human Health and unlock advanced standing to future graduate diplomas and master’s degrees at Queen’s.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Water on Earth: An Introduction

This course covers the flow of water as it falls to the earth and travels towards rivers, lakes and oceans.



Course 2: Watershed Systems and Their Influence on Water Movement and Quality

This course focuses on watershed systems and their influences on water movement and water quality. This includes the implications of agriculture and urbanization on water movement and quality within a watershed.



Course 3: Modelling Watershed Processes for Water Resource Management

This course brings together the different aspects of the hydrologic cycle and introduces several common watershed modelling techniques for water resource management.



Course 4: Water Related Health

Water plays a critical role in our daily lives. This course is an introduction to human health at the individual and population level.



Course 5: Global Water Use and Climate Change

Humans are vast users of water. From large-scale agriculture to individual domestic use, water resources are being consumed at a tremendous rate. This course investigates the use of water by humans across the globe.



Course 6: Opportunities in Water and Health

This course will investigate a number of solutions and interventions to water-related human health impacts.



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Taught by

Geoffrey Hall

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