180.609.01 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH I
Presents concepts, principles, and applications of the core natural and social science disciplines that form the basis of the field of environmental health. Topics include the sources, pathways of exposure and methods of control of the principal physical, chemical, biologic and psychosocial factors within the environment that impact human health. Through discussions and exercises focused on current environmental health issues, students examine the components of the environmental health paradigm and the opportunities it presents for the development and application of effective preventive and interventive strategies. Through lectures and discussions, students review and evaluate current environmental health literature.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: • 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. • 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. • Explain the processes associated with the translation of scientific and health data into public health policy and environmental law. • 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.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
describe the field of environmental health and its interdisciplinary nature
describe the sources and range of hazards to human health that exist within the environment and explain the means through which they interact with humans to induce adverse health effects in healthy and susceptible populations
develop and discuss application of strategies that effectively intervene to mitigate and prevent the risks of adverse health effects caused by environmental agents and conditions
interpret, evaluate and summarize articles from the current environmental health literature and apply their findings to related environmental situations and conditions
identify and describe important current and emerging environmental problems that pose a risk to public health
develop and express an understanding of the contribution that environmental health practice makes within public health
- Monday 1:30 - 3:20
- Wednesday 1:30 - 3:20