The Master in Human Biology and Environment is a course that aims to acquire knowledge reasoned action to the environment in its various aspects, as on the health and humans life quality.
At the end of the master’s students should have acquired knowledge, skills and competencies that enable them to develop autonomous work of scientific nature and / or technical in the areas of Human Biology and Environment. In particular, should be able to take a broad view of how the degradation of the natural environment can have adverse effects to humans, natural ecosystems and other living organisms. It is a 2 year program, based on an interdisciplinary approach where students learn to develop analytical tools, models, important technologies and instruments for the control and prevention of environmental degradation and its consequences on public health.
In particular should be able to understand:
– the impact of various types of pollution on the human body (food and environmental toxicology).
– as certain organisms behave when they are responsible for the spread of pathogens and their consequences in human populations (eg. dengue, babesiosis, leishmaniosis, among others).
– how to approach the problem of diet on human and multifactorial diseases associated with it (obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis and certain cancers).
And acquire training in forensic methodologies applied to civil and criminal investigation (individual identification and non-human biological evidence).
These skills will be acquired during the academic year, which includes a set of required courses and optional area of biology and other scientific fields, multidisciplinary character. In all subjects the training of students is complemented with discussion of case studies and lectures given by visiting researchers who seek to give an application of view of theoretical concepts of the different scientific areas.