Outdoor Air Quality and Health and the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI)

An online, on demand, bilingual and accredited course

Developed by the UBC School of Population and Public Health and leading air pollution and health experts, this course provides a comprehensive overview of air pollutants, the health effects of air pollution and how to advise at-risk patients.

This web-based course features multimedia content and extensive information that is designed to provide physicians and health professionals with an understanding of the basics of:

  • The health effects associated with air pollution and air pollution for susceptible populations.
  • Guidelines for health professionals on how to advise their patients on actions to reduce the adverse impacts of outdoor air pollution on their health.
  • The use of the AQHI as a risk communication tool.

Time and cost
Learners can complete the course in 3-4 hours, plus time in a discussion forum. There is no cost to participants.

Continuing education credits
This program has been accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 3 Mainpro-M1 credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 3.0 Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This program has been approved by UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. Other professional credits are available.

For more detailed information and to register, visit http://www.spph.ubc.ca and select the link “Continuing Education”