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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Utilizes the concepts, principles and applications of the natural and social science disciplines that form the basis of environmental health to address a series of selected issues of current importance. In a case-study format, students learn and work as members of a group to investigate the driving forces that underlie these issues and explore the values of various strategies of assessment and intervention. Assignments include individual written work and group presentations based upon search of the current literature. Focus is on classroom discussion and the critical evaluation of approaches to environmental health practice. Integrates the practical experiences of students in the class wherever possible.

Learning Objective(s):

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: •Work as a member of a team to consider multi-disciplinary approaches to the solution of environmental health problems. •Give critical consideration to information presented in the scientific literature and discuss its use in the assessment of environmental hazards. •Discuss the relative merits and disadvantages of various interventions to protect health in the context of their specific application. •Develop strategies to address the multiplicity of factors that often drive seemingly uncomplicated environmental public health problems.

Methods of Assessment: Grading is based on written work and contributions to group and class participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 10:20
  • Thursday 8:30 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 15
Enrollment Maximum: 36
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Consent is required for non-EHS degree candidates.


180.609.01 Principles of Environmental Health I

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail