Course Description and Credit Information

The aim of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of environmental pollution. The course gives insight about the structure of the environment and the different ways in which pollutants can change its composition with regards to how they enter the environment as well as their fate.

Furthermore, several phenomena that result from pollution in the 3 key areas of the environment, air, water and soil are explained in more details. These include the formation of photochemical smog and acid rain, biomagnification of chemical pollutants in the soil and water, as well as how air pollution exacerbates the greenhouse effect.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understanding the four key areas of the environment- the Biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere, and how each area is affected by pollution.

2. Identify the main pollutants in the air, water and soil.

3. Determine the fate of pollutants in the environment as a whole i.e. in the foodwebs and the impact on human health.

4. Explore different methods of environmental rehabilitation after pollution.

5. Identify steps in which pollution can be minimized.

 

General Course Information:

Course Credit

1 CEU/CE/PDH/CH

HSW

Yes

Format

Pre-recorded webinar

Presenter

Natasha Palesa Mothapo, PhD Zoology, Stellenbosch University

 

US State Approvals

LA CES Approved

Yes

States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY

Yes

North Carolina

Yes

New Jersey

Yes

Florida

Yes

New York
***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements

***

GA, MN, and SD 
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

Yes
**See explanation

 

Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Ontario

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

  1. 01
    • Watch the Video

  2. 02
    • Take the Quiz

  3. 03
    • Take the Survey