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187.661.01 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN NEUROLOGICAL AND MENTAL DISORDERS

Department:
Environmental Health Sciences
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  10:30 - 11:50am

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Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Joseph Bressler
Course Instructor:
Prerequisite:

187.610 or consent of instructor

Description:

Covers physical and chemical factors in our environment that contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders, mental health disease, and neurodegeneration. Lectures include a brief introduction to neurobiology, experimental studies in neurotoxicicology, and studies on human populations.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe intracellular and intercellular mechanisms underlying normal brain function
  2. Explain mechanisms underlying associations between mental disorders/neurological diseases and exposure to environmental pollutants 3
  3. Discuss developmental, senescent, and genetic factors that increase the individual’s risk to environmental pollutants 4
  4. Analyze data from experimental and epidemiological studies
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on a paper and a final exam.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required