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Vivosano - Course in Environmental Pathology in collaboration with Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Vivosano, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Madrid, and the Foundation Alborada are co-organising a comprehensive educational course on Environmental Pathology. The course entitled ‘Introduction to human disease associated with environmental factors’ seeks to provide students with a basic understanding of Environmental Pathology to enable the identification of disease-causing environmental factors.

This initiative is supported by the Council of Europe and aims to:

  • Recognise Environmental Medicine as a new discipline and develop training programs for students and physicians in Europe
  • Strengthen and ensure the link between indoor air pollution and the system of green ambulances (mobile clinics analysing the houses and buildings at the request of concerned individuals, involving consultants and expert environmentalists) as well as proving new types of courses for medical advisers on the indoor environment.
  • Improve the diagnostic and therapeutic costs for people suffering from diseases that are related to the environment, and who face greater suffering due to greater personal costs.
  • Actively support contracts, partnerships, and associations working on environmental health and diseases associated with the environment.

The course is equivalent to 40 hours per week, from May to June. More information is available on the Vivosano website in Spanish here

Originally posted on 14 May 2014

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