WEEK 13-14. Case Study Presentations

In 2 weeks, I listened to my classmates’s presentations about cases or issues in environmental health. I also did a case about food poisoning – Melamine in milk in China. Surprisingly, my group got 50/50 for the evaluating grade, the highest in class. I have to give a big thank to my teammate for this…

WEEK 3. Factors Of Environmental Health – Legal Framework

Before I arrived to Finland, I don’t think much about the connection between health, environment and legislation although my major is about environmental science. Until spring semester when I started study more about administration in EU about this field, I noticed that the government in my home country doesn’t take these matters seriously as European…

WEEK 11: Ambient Air Pollution and Noise

Air pollution is not a new environmental issue also in my class. In week 4 of the course, I did study and write a blog about environmental health hazards including Air Quality Index (AQI) which was directly related to air pollution – this week topic. To be more specific, this week lecture we studied clearer about…

WEEK 10. Managing Food Environmental Health Risks

I came back school after a week of winter break with a lot of thing happening which have changed my life too much. This week we continued topic of food but specially focused on food legislation in EU. To be honest, I don’t like this week lesson cause I had to hear boring legislation and…

WEEK 8. Managing Environmental Health Risks: Food

What a snowy day today! And the lesson this week was pretty awesome! This week our topic is about food and its hazards to health. That’s amazing because I’m interested in everything about food. Last night, I watched a Japanese movie about a kind of sweets in this country and it was a beautiful film…

Week 7:Bathing Water

This week we studied about Bathing Water which is opposite to Potable Water – last week topic. All kinds of this water is coastal/inland water and pool water used for bathing (not be expected to drink). It is divided into 2 main groups: outdoor bathing water and pool water as I list in the mind map…

WEEK 6. Managing Environmental Health Risks: Potable Water

Last week we studied about water or to be more specific, potable water and its risks to health. We did learn about legislation in this topic but teacher said that we didn’t to learn by heart or keep in mind every single word so I don’t list them on these infographics below. The reason I…

Week 5: Risk Assessment and Management

Last lesson we did learn about risk management with several informative knowledge about how to manage risk. The mind map below is the summary for the classes. About the Risk Rating, it is determined by using Likelihood rate multiply with Severity Rate. Teacher did ask us to do the similar rating with some hazards and…

Week 4: Environmental Health Hazards

Yesterday lesson started with some definitions of NOEC and LC50. “NOEC (no observed effect concentration) means the test concentration immediately below the lowest tested concentration with statistically significant adverse effect. The NOEC has no statistically significant adverse effect compared to the control.” (GHS Glossary). LC50, LD50 are measure death rates in order to quantify the…

Week 2: Introduction to Environmental Health

In the first week, my class was introduced generally about Environmental Health and some definitions and basic information in this field. There were a lot of new things to learn not only from the class but also from book I borrowed from library. By the way, I could not put all of them to my…

Week 1. The intro.

This is not my first blog. I write a lot, from captions for my pictures on social media, journals to my own blog in Vietnamese. I have thought about writing in English to share all my feelings, stories since the day I left Saigon to Mikkeli. By the way, because of my laziness I have…