Light4Health: Online-Kurs gestartet

Course on light and health is online.
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In July 2019, the first of three international summer schools on the topic of "LIGHT4HEALTH" (abbreviation: L4H) took place within the framework of the EU funding programme "Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership". Organised from Wolverhampton (United Kingdom), Aalborg (Denmark) and Wismar (Germany), the individual workshops always focused on topics related to "Light and Health". The final result is the online course "L4H Course of Health Research for Lighting Design", which was officially launched on the project website at at the end of August 2021.

Intended for non-commercial use and for use in teaching, the online course leads through five educational modules on relevant topics of health-related research in the context of lighting design. Intended primarily for students, teachers and lighting and health professionals, much of the content is available free of charge after creating a user account and confirming the privacy policy.

The online course teaches, for example, aspects of health and well-being in lighting design or the interpretation of required measurements. The following questions are answered, among others: Why should health be considered in lighting? How does light affect the human body? What is the role of daylight in architecture? How can the physiological impact of lighting be assessed? What is considered a healthy daytime, evening and night-time light exposure in indoor spaces? Project examples from work, education and health environments are used to vividly accompany the individual contents.

The online course was developed by the six participating partner universities, including the Master's programme Architectural Lighting Design at Wismar University of Applied Sciences (Germany) as well as Aalborg University (Denmark), ITMO University (Russia), KTH Royal Institute (Sweden), Thomas Jefferson University (USA) and the University of Wolverhampton (UK).

The project was supervised by Prof. Michael F. Rohde, Dr Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska and Bipin Rao from the Faculty of Design at Wismar University of Applied Sciences.

Prof. Michael F. Rohde, Architectural Lighting Design, E-Mail, Phone 03841 753–7420

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