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close this bookTeacher's Guide on Basic Environmental Health (WHO, 1999, 327 p.)
close this folderPart One: Teaching environmental health
close this folderOrganizing a course or workshop
close this folderCurriculum development
View the document(introduction...)
View the document1. Goals and objectives
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View the document3. Subject matter/teaching methods
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View the document7. Timetabling
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7. Timetabling

The course timetable should be included in the curriculum. There are several potential formats for teaching environmental health. For example, the book can be used to form the basis of a full semester course (e.g. 14 weeks) or its equivalent which is offered in one three-hour block per week. Other options include incorporating a topic or module within an existing course or a series of lunch-time seminars. Alternatively, a workshop based on sections of the book can be offered for a few days, or for one or two weeks, based on the target audience and objectives.

A continuing education course could also be extended over time, with sessions held once or twice a week. In such cases, a problem-solving approach to learning is helpful since the students have time between sessions to put their new knowledge and skills to the test in real work situations.