Course on Planetary Health

October 25, 2018 to October 26, 2018


12th, 25th and 26th October 2018
9:30AM to 4:30PM

About the Course

Over the last two decades, globally, there is a growing understanding the interrelatedness of human health and wellbeing with that of animal health as well as healthy environments. This has resulted in diverse policy perspectives and communities of practice in global health such as Environment and Health, One Health, Planetary Health, Biodiversity and Health, Eco-social Health, Climate Change and Health. These new perspectives go beyond traditional notions of access to health. It reasserts the WHO definition of health as “State of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” It resulted in better understanding of determinants and drivers of sustainable good health and well-being and their critical linkages opening new spaces for education, research and development and international cooperation. That also flagged methodological opportunities of systems thinking, trans-disciplinary problem based social learning among others. Yet one of the criticisms has been each of these perspectives perceive reality from a specific angle and are often soiled in their practical efforts. This course will have an overview of these emerging perspectives.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the inter linkages of health, environment and sustainability.
  • To appreciate the newly emerging health perspectives such as planetary health, one health, eco-social health, biodiversity and health.

Uniqueness of the Course

As this course is based on the newly emerging perspectives in public/ global health, this will be useful for practitioners in the interface of public health as well as environmental and social sciences related to health and well being.

Credits: 2


Dr. P. M. Unnikrishnan
Senior Visiting Fellow – UNU-IIGH
Visiting Professor TDU


Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Ph.D students and Research Scholars

Course Fees

Rs. 1000


Accommodation will be available on request, and charged separately.

For Registration, please contact

Dr. Abdul Kareem, Professor, TDU.
Email:, Phone: +91 9343130299

Dr. H C Chetan, Assistant Professor, TDU.
Email:, Phone: +91 8618740855

Course Documents



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