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Environmental Health Sciences
3rd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • W F,  1:30 - 2:50pm

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Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Virginia Weaver

Through a variety of methods, explores adverse impacts on human health from a wide range of environmental and occupational toxicants. Covers toxicant-related health effects by organ system and by selected chemical categories, including metals, pesticides, solvents, and asphyxiants. Discusses the use of biomarkers in clinical evaluations of exposed individuals and populations. Addresses prevention of adverse health effects in exposed populations and assessment of causal relations. Presents a wide range of information resources which are then utilized in course work. Utilizes case-based examples throughout the course.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Recognize adverse health effects of environmental and occupational toxicants in individual patients and/or populations
  2. Develop a public health-based approach to clinical assessment that includes
  3. Obtaining a detailed occupational/environmental history
  4. Utilizing a resource base, including the Internet
  5. Discussing the application of appropriate diagnostic tests, such as biomarkers
  6. Defining an evaluation and management plan for exposed patients and/or populations
Methods of Assessment:

Case study report, multiple choice final

Instructor Consent:

No consent required