Martin Röösli: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Dr. Martin Röösli
Swiss TPH
Socinstrasse 57
4002 Basel
Telephone061 284 83 83
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science

701-0034-07LIntegrated Practical: Electromagnetic Fields Restricted registration - show details 1.5 credits3PM. Röösli, M. R. Eeftens
AbstractStudents will be introduced to the theme of EMF (electromagnetic fields). In small groups, they will design a measurement concept, to measure the exposure in typical daily life situations. They will carry out and analyze their own data, and present to their peers. We will discuss the controversial condition of electromagnetic hypersensitivity and risk perception with regard to the theme of EMF.
Objective- Developing knowledge about important sources of ELF and RF electromagnetic fiels in everyday life
- Gaining experience in developing concepts for environmental measurement studies
- Performing measurements using research instruments and statistical analyses in groups
- Learning about exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields in daily life.
- Learning about associations between electromagnetic field exposure and health.
- Evaluate and take part in discussions about controversial risks.
Contenthigh Frequency electromagnetic fields, mobile phones, mobile phone base stations, wireless LAN / Wi-Fi, cordless landline phones, far field, near field, exposure measurement device, measurement protocols, specific absorption rate, cumulative dose, health, brain tumors, symptoms, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, health risk estimation
701-1704-01LHealth Impact Assessment: Concepts and Case Studies3 credits2VM. Winkler, C. Guéladio, M. Röösli, J. M. Utzinger
AbstractThis course introduces the concept of health impact assessment (HIA) and discusses a suite of case studies in industrialised and developing countries. HIA pursues an inter- and multidisciplinary approach, employs qualitative and quantitative methods with the overarching goal to influence decision-making.
ObjectiveAfter successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
o critically reflect on the concept of HIA and the different steps from screening to implementation and monitoring; and
o apply specific tools and methodologies for HIA of policies, programmes and projects in different social, ecological and epidemiological settings.
ContentThe course will present a broad set of tools and methods for the systematic and evidence-based judgment of potential health effects related to policies, programmes and projects. Methodological features will be introduced and applied to a variety of case studies in the public sector (e.g. traffic-related air pollution, passive smoking and waste water management) and private sector (e.g. water resource developments and extractive industries) all over the world.
Lecture notesHandouts will be distributed.
LiteratureWhenever possible, at least one peer-reviewed paper will be made available for each session.