Air Quality and Health

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Air Quality and Health

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Air Quality and Health

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This short course is aimed at air quality and health planners and experts who are interested in learning about:

  • sources of air pollution
  • impact of air quality on health
  • global and national air quality trends
  • spatial and temporal variations in air quality across a city or region
  • methodology for health impact assessment of changes in urban air quality using outputs from existing air quality modelling tools.

The course commences at 10:00, with registration from 09:45, and finishes at 16:30.

The course is based on the internationally recognised research that Margaret Bell, Anil Namdeo and their team are involved in. Combined with their extensive experience of working with Local Authorities and other partners, the course is thus informed by both the latest research and by experience of practical implementation.

Course Outline

  • Sources of air pollution
  • Scale of air pollution problem
    • Local
    • Regional
    • National
    • Global
  • Urban air quality trends in UK
  • Spatial and temporal variation on air quality
  • Effects of air pollution on health and ecosystem
  • Dose-response relationships between air quality and health
    • US
    • Europe
    • UK
  • Methodology for estimating disease burden attributable to air pollution
  • Case study in Leeds: estimation of air quality and disease burden of strategic transport initiatives including road user charging, network development and adoption of clean fuel/new technology vehicles

Update to course content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at air quality and health planners and experts.


School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences


  • Air Quality and Health
    • £210 (duration 1 day)

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Accredited by:
Accredited by Institute of Air Quality Management Air Quality and Health accredited by Institute of Air Quality Management
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