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The International Master of Environmental Sciences (IMES) was developed in 2004 by representatives of six Cologne Faculties, including the Medical Faculty with Prof. Dr. Thomas Erren as coordinator. It has been accredited in 2007. Foreign students from all over the world graduate in IMES after passing four terms in two years.

More information:

Recommended reading:
Human frontiers, environments and disease. Past patterns uncertain futures.
A. McMichael
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN: 0521-00494-2; ISBN: 0521-80311-X.
or at: https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/30/6/1502/651826


Lectures Winter Term 2018/2019

When: Tuesdays, 16:00 – 17:30
Pohligstraße 3, 3th Floor, Room 3.136.

Please note:
¹⁾ This double-lecture will be held at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ears, Nose and Throat Clinic (HNO-Klinik, House 23, 2nd floor)
²⁾ These lectures will be held at the Centre for Anatomy (building No. 35, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str.), lecture hall 3 (entrance from the foyer)



Date Lecturer Topic
Overview 09.10.2018 Erren Environmental Medicine: IMES Projects & Introduction
Physiology 16.10.2018 Lewis Basics of inhalation,
ingestion and metabolism I
Air/"Environment" 23.10.2018 Erren SARS and Ebola
Double lecture
30.10.2018¹ Damm Environmental effects on chronic inflammatory airway disease
Environmental effects in airway cancer
Physiology 06.11.2018 Lewis Basics of inhalation,
ingestion and metabolism II
Radiation 13.11.2018 Erren Arsenic –
a global public health problem
Epidemiologic and
statistic tools²⁾
20.11.2018²⁾ Hellmich Epidemiology 1
Dust²⁾ 27.11.2018²⁾ Rösler Health Effects of Environmental Dust Exposure (in particular Fine Dust Exposure and Asbestos-Related Environmental Diseases)
ALL 11.12.2018 ALL Multiple choice EXAM