Towards a healthy society: Good health & well-being for all
Good health & well-being for all at all ages
Would you like to think about the future of health in society? Do you want to play a role in improving health for everyone in the field of agriculture, food and the living environment? Then this minor may be for you!
In September 2015, 193 world leaders committed to 17 global goals to achieve 3 extraordinary issues in 2030: 1) end extreme poverty; 2) fight inequality & injustice; 3) fix climate change. In all countries. For all people. One of these 17 global goals is to ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote the well-being for all at all ages.’ http://www.globalgoals.org
But what precisely is considered ‘healthy’?
Human health is affected by multiple factors, for example influences from the living environment, the food chain and animal-human interactions. In this minor, these influences are mapped. The food chain, including animal husbandry, horticulture, agriculture and the environment, is studied in relation to consumer health. In addition, you will be working in a multidisciplinary team on a business case in the field of agriculture, food or the living environment, in order to support human health. Future professionals working in agriculture, food or the living environment will be inspired to take responsibility for human health.
- obesity (human & animals)
- over-nutrition and under-nutrition
- healthy lifestyle
- consumer buying behaviour
At the end of this minor you will have gained an insight in the definition of health and well-being. You will be able to relate health and well-being to agricultural, food and environmental factors, and can use your own perspective and expertise to improve them.
On completing this minor, you will be able to:
- reflect on one’s progress in knowledge and skills in the field of health
- value (international/social) challenges and/or recent developments and their application in the field of agriculture, food and living environment
elaborate on the different aspects of the definition of (human) health and well-being
elaborate on the relation between human health, food, living environment and the use of animals (livestock & companion)
make your professional contribution to a multidisciplinary team based on competences specific to your study program
answer (research) questions from the business sector in the field of agriculture, food and living environment
To participate in this minor, you must have completed your first year and have earned at least 40 ECTS during your second year.
For this minor, a demonstrable knowledge of, or affinity for, agriculture, food or the living environment is required.
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