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180.602.01 ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Christine George
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:
Description:

Introduces students to how environmental health hazards can affect human health in low and middle income settings. The core concepts are: exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, and risk communication. Topics include: heavy metals, water sanitation and hygiene, waterborne and related diseases, tropical diseases, energy resources and health, and air pollution.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain how toxicology, microbiology, and epidemiology can be used to identify environmental exposures and how they can adversely affect human health
Critically review and synthesize scientific publications on environmental health
Identify environmental health hazards in low and middle income countries and be able to develop interventions to intervene upon them
Discuss and compare clinical, field, and laboratory methods used to detect environmental exposures
Identify a position on a topic related to environmental health and utilizing available scientific evidence to organize an oral and written defense of their position

Methods of Assessment: 1. Case Study Debates Presentations: 40% 2. Weekly Quizzes: 50% 3. Class Participation: 10%
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 3:30 - 5:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 40
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

None

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With: