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People are increasingly concerned about potential environmental health hazards and often ask their physicians questions such as: Is the tap water safe to drink? Is it safe to live near power lines? Unfortunately, physicians often lack the information and training related to environmental health risks needed to answer such questions. This book discusses six competency based learning objectives for all medical school students, discusses the relevance of environmental health to specific courses and clerkships, and demonstrates how to integrate environmental health into the curriculum through published case studies, some of which are included in one of the book's three appendices. Also included is a guide on where to obtain additional information for treatment, referral, and follow-up for diseases with possible environmental and/or occupational origins.
|Publication date:||28th April 1995|
|Author:||Institute of Medicine, Committee on Curriculum Development in Environmental Medicine|
|Publisher:||National Academies Press|
|Categories:||Environmental medicine, Teaching of a specific subject,|
Andrew M. Pope and David P. Rall, Editors; Committee on Curriculum Development in Environmental Medicine, Institute of MedicineMore About Institute of Medicine, Committee on Curriculum Development in Environmental Medicine