Planetary Health

How is Patient Earth doing?

Registration

The registration takes place via RWTH Online and is possible from Sebtember 15th  to October 18th. Further information about the registration process can be found in our FAQ.

All students can register for one module. You can specify two preferences. Please use the numbers “1” and “2”. If you have not been assigned a place in the project after the end of the assignment and are still interested in participating, please contact sibel.yildirim[@]ipw.rwth-aachen.de directly.

(If you have any problems with the registration or with RWTHonline, please contact Mrs. Sibel Yildirim (IPW), also stating your matriculation number: sibel.yildirim@ipw.rwth-aachen.de)

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Registration

The registration takes place via RWTH Online and is possible until October 3rd. Further information about the registration process can be found in our FAQ.

All students can participate in a course. You can choose two preferences. For this, please use priorities 1 (highest) and 2 (second highest). Click here for an example. Please think carefully about how you indicate your priorities. It is not possible to re-register. If you have not been assigned a place in the project after the end of the assignment and are still interested in participating, please contact sibel.yildirim@ipw.rwth-aachen.de directly.

(If you have any problems with the registration or with RWTHonline, please contact Mrs. Sibel Yildirim (IPW), also stating your matriculation number: sibel.yildirim@ipw.rwth-aachen.de. Ms Yildrim will be availbale from October 3rd for problems with the registration process. Manual registration during the registration period is not possible.)

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Academic Responsibility

Health For Future Aachen
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Andrea Kaifie-Pechmann

Institut für Arbeits-, Sozial- und Umweltmedizin

Contact Person

Schedulue

Start

20.10.2021

Zeit

Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 pm

Ort

Digital (Zoom)

Contents

In 2009, international scientists formulated the so-called planetary load limits for nine key natural systems and processes [1]. One of the key messages of the publication was that, along with the decline in biodiversity and climate change, serious global environmental changes endanger sustainable global development.

Our lecture series deals with the question: Which health effects and interdisciplinary challenges are associated with exceeding the planetary limits? For this purpose, the concept and the current scientific status of the planetary load limits are explained in a total of two basic lectures. In addition, we answer the question “What is health?” With a view to individual health and the overall social context.

In the following main part, a planetary load limit and the health consequences of their load will be examined more comprehensively for each event. The lecture format for the main part is an interdisciplinary tandem lecture: For 30 minutes each, a medical professional and a representative from a corresponding non-medical field (e.g. engineering, natural sciences, agriculture) discuss various aspects of a load limit. Each lecture is followed by a moderated discussion with the students. The last lecture examines the importance of exposure limits in the context of mental health, social responsibility, and global justice.

[1]https://www.bmu.de/themen/europa-internationales-nachhaltigkeit-digitalisierung/nachhaltige-entwicklung/integriertes-umweltprogramm-2030/planetare-belastbarkeitsgrenzen/

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the lecture series, the students will know the different planetary load limits and their current status. Additionally, they learn about different health definitions and the concept of planetary health. They will understand the various health consequences that come along with the exhaustion of the respective planetary load limit.

Program

20.10.2021

Planetary Load Limits: The concept and current status

Dr. Georg Feulner
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung

27.10.2021

Human Health – More than just medicine

PD Dr. med. Andrea Kaifie-Pechmann
Institut für Arbeits-, Sozial- und Umweltmedizin, Universitätsklinikum RWTH Aachen

03.11.2021

Heat

Prof. Heidi Sinning
ISP – Institute for Urban Research, Planning and Communication, Fachhochschule Erfurt

Prof. Christian Gunga
Institute of Physiology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

10.11.2021

Modified Climate Zones

Prof. Gerrit Lohmann
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung

Prof. Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann
Institut für Umweltmedizin, Helmholtz-Zentrum München

17.11.2021

Particle Pollution of the Atmosphere

Prof. Michael Leuchner
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Physische Geographie und Klimatologie RWTH Aachen

Prof. Barbara Hoffmann
Institut für Arbeits-, Sozial- und Umweltmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf

24.11.2021

Antibiotic Residues and Resistance

Karina Witte
Doktorandin an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau

Prof. Nico Mutters
Direktor des Instituts für Hygiene und Öffentliche Gesundheit am Universitätsklinikum Bonn

01.12.2021

Food & Agriculture

Dr. Marco Springmann
Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

Prof. Anja Bosy-Westphal
Institut für Humanernährung, Universität Kiel

08.12.2021

Zoonoses & Pandemics

Dr. Kim Grützmacher
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Dr. Alexander Kersten
Facharzt für Innere Medizin, Universitätsklinikum RWTH Aachen

15.12.2021

Mental Health 

Katharina van Bronswijk
Psychologin, Sprecherin der Bewegung „Psychologists/Psychotherapist for Future“

Zwischenüberschrift

xx.xx.2020
Abweichend
Montag 12:00 Uhr

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Depending on the course of studies, module and examination, credit points can be achieved through participation.

Certificate

Certificate of Participation (0 CP, not graded)
Protocol with critical analysis  (2 CP, not graded)
Term paper and short lecture 10-15 pages (3 CP)
Term paper and short lecture 15-20 pages (4 CP)

 

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