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180.609.01 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH I

Department:
Environmental Health Sciences
Term:
1st term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
E. William Spannhake
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

None

Description:

Presents concepts, principles, and applications of the main natural and social science disciplines that form the basis of environmental health and describes how these disciplines and their practitioners interact in the environmental health paradigm. Topics include the sources, pathways of exposure, and methods of control of the principal physical, chemical, biologic, and sociologic factors that impact human health in ambient, indoor and occupational environments. Familiarizes students with the processes associated with the translation of basic scientific and health data into public health policy and environmental law. Students gain first-hand experience with the multidisciplinary environmental health approach to the solution of current and emerging environmental problems that pose a risk to public health. Consists of lectures, case studies, and class discussions.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define the main scientific and sociologic disciplines that form the basis of environmental health and explain how these disciplines and their practitioners interact within the environmental health paradigm
  2. Describe the sources, pathways of exposure and methods of control of the principal physical, chemical, biologic and psychosocial hazards that impact human health in ambient, indoor and occupational environments
  3. Explain the processes associated with the translation of scientific and health data into public health policy and environmental law
  4. Identify and describe important current and emerging environmental problems that pose a risk to public health and describe the multidisciplinary environmental health approach to their solution
Methods of Assessment:

Method of student evaluation based on exams and assignments.

Enrollment Restriction:

Enrollment limited to degree-seeking students in SPH graduate programs. Permission from instructor required for non-EHS students.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent is required for non-EHS degree candidates.

For consent, contact:

espannha@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

EHS degree candidates are required to take both Principles of Environmental Health I & II.