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Environmental Health Sciences
Winter Inst. term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore

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Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Ana Rule
Course Instructors:

180.618 and College chemistry and physics


Uses laboratory and field methods and equipment to appraise occupational and environmental atmospheric conditions. Topics include gas and vapor sampling and analysis; use and calibration of direct reading field survey instruments for gases and vapors; and water sampling and analysis. Students will also conduct a field air sampling exercise and prepare a presentation to be given to the class. This course is part of a sequence of two courses (IH Lab I and II). IH Lab II is a companion course with additional laboratory exercises.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Conduct air sampling for airborne gases and vapors
  2. Describe adsorptive and absorptive sampling techniques
  3. Select appropriate analytical techniques for air sample analysis
  4. Conduct air sampling using direct-reading instruments
  5. Write a professional report for air sample survey results
Methods of Assessment:

Two written lab reports and a presentation.

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to students in the MSPH in OEH program

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent not required for students in the MSPH PTIB program in EHS.

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