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180.602.01 ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES

Department:
Environmental Health Sciences
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Christine George
Course Instructors:

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Description:

Introduces how environmental health hazards can affect human health in low and middle income settings. Core concepts are exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, and mitigating exposure. Topics include: heavy metals, water sanitation and hygiene, waterborne and related diseases, energy resources and health, air pollution, and second-hand smoke.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain how toxicology, microbiology, and epidemiology can be used to identify environmental exposures and how they can adversely affect human health
  2. Critically review and synthesize scientific publications on environmental health
  3. Identify environmental health hazards in low and middle income countries
  4. Identify and critically analyze mitigation option
  5. Identify a position on a topic related to environmental health and utilize available scientific evidence to organize an oral and written defense of your position
Methods of Assessment:
Case Study Debates: 40% (20% Position Paper and 20% Presentation)Weekly Quizzes: 50%Class Participation: 10%
Instructor Consent:
No consent required
Prerequisite:

None

Jointly Offered With: