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close this bookTeacher's Guide on Basic Environmental Health (WHO, 1999, 327 p.)
close this folderPart One: Teaching environmental health
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View the documentPurpose of the Teacher’s Guide
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How to use the guide

The guide can be used to develop programmes on environmental health in a variety of teaching situations and educational settings. For example, teachers can:

- develop a full semester course;
- incorporate curricula on environmental health into existing courses;
- design a short course or workshop based on sections of the book;
- produce a lunch-time or weekend seminar series.

Teaching exercises should be used to adjust the complexity of the course to the needs of individual students or the whole class. In interdisciplinary classes, for example, the teacher may require more in-depth research from students in areas of their own expertise. This allows for each student to achieve a maximum learning experience while contributing to the group. It also simulates real situations in which professionals in different disciplines are expected to understand each other while depending on each other to solve complex problems in the field.

To make teaching exercises more relevant, teachers are encouraged to adapt them to reflect national or local experience or to use local stories, investigations and issues to develop new case studies.