Planetary Health course


Planetary Health Course for the Virtual University of Bavaria (VHB)

Start date: 10/2021
End date: 10/2022
Funding: Virtual University of Bavaria (VHB)
Project responsibility on site: Prof. Dr. Elke Hertig, Dr. Irena Kaspar-Ott



The Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) is a joint institution of the Bavarian universities. It provides online courses as a supplement to face-to-face studies, which have been developed by teachers at the sponsoring universities.

The Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, in collaboration with the University of Regensburg and the University of Augsburg, is developing an online course for the vhb on the topic of Planetary Health, which will be offered from the winter semester of 2022/2023 and anchored in various universities.

The Chair of Regional Climate Change and Health at the University of Augsburg is responsible for the content of the topics "Health-relevant influences of the atmospheric environment" and "Climate change-related spread potential of disease vectors and emerging infectious diseases".



Linkto classicVHB (for students)

Linkto openVHB (This course is a bit shorter, but is open to all those who are interested.)


Project responsibility:

Prof. Dr. Eva Rehfuess, Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich

Prof. Dr. Dr. Michael Leitzmann, Chair of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg

Prof. Dr. Elke Hertig, Regional Climate Change and Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Augsburg