London, United Kingdom

Environmental Impacts on Health and Disease

when 30 June 2024 - 21 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2415

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Academic Lead: Stavroula Kanoni

This summer school will provide clear understanding of the different types of environmental exposures that are related with pathogenic mechanisms of human diseases. The first section will review the natural environment (land, water, air, energy) and its impact on health indicators as well as nutritional content of food and nutraceuticals. The second section will focus on the built environment (housing, urban vs. rural landscapes, transport, work) and the relation of our living conditions with health outcomes. The third section will review the effects of the psychosocial environment (mental health, stress, socialization, financial status) on the public health. The fourth section will expand on the microenvironment features (microbiome) and the epigenetic effects (gene-by-environment interactions) that modulate disease mechanisms. The final section of the course will focus on the combined and synergistic impact of all different types of the environment on health indicators. It will also showcase the added value of multidisciplinary approaches to evaluate the combined impact of environment on health and disease.

Course leader

Stavroula Kanoni

Target group


Course aim

The course aims to provide an introduction in key areas of environment and health and enable students to understand the interplay of different environmental exposures with human health.

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS
You will study one course per Queen Mary Summer School session. Each course is worth 15 Queen Mary credits.

Usually, the 15 credits we award for each three-week Queen Mary Summer School session translate to 3–4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.

Your home institution should confirm if they will grant credit for Summer School courses. Whilst we will do everything we can to support you throughout the Summer School application process, it's your responsibility to check with your home institution if you can transfer credit from the Summer School prior to arriving at Queen Mary.

Fee info

GBP 2415: The Queen Mary Summer School costs: £2,415 per session.
We are offering a 10% early bird discount for those who apply before 31 March 2024.
From 31 March onwards we will offer a 10% discount to:
• Students and staff from partner institutions
• Alumni
• Current Queen Mary students
On campus accommodation will cost approximately £964 per session.
Additional costs and course excursions
Please note that some courses have some additional fees not included in the tuition fee. These fees are for activities and field trips that may take place away from our campus. We will give further details of these costs in due course.
Please note there is no deposit payment required for the Queen Mary Summer School.


There are no scholarships available for this course.

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