The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced two new certification courses in Environmental Impact Assessment for Environmental Health and Environmental and Occupational Risks through SWAYAM, the massive platform of open online courses (MOOC) of the government of the India.
The two courses last 12 weeks, or about 105 courses already taught by SWAYAM. The Environmental and Occupational Hazards course covers natural hazards and disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and landslides that affect people through property damage or loss of life. The course also covers geological hazards, meteorological hazards, or coastal hazards, among others.
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The course also covers occupational hazards. It covers risks posed by specific professions such as mining and construction, agriculture and related sectors, hospitals and health centers, and business sectors. Finally, threat management and mitigation are examined. On the other hand, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) course for Environmental Health covers the different stages associated with the different EIA development activities. This course consists of four blocks in which the EIA is described in detail.
The environment in the context of EIA focuses primarily on the physical, chemical, biological, geological, social, economic and aesthetic dimensions, as well as their complex interactions that affect individuals, communities and ultimately determine its form, character, relationships and survival. Last year, the university launched a Certified Course for Mobile Application Development (CMAD). Applicants who qualify for grade 12 can enroll in this six-month course.