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Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Recognize adverse health effects of environmental and occupational toxicants in individual patients and/or populations
Develop a public health-based approach to clinical assessment that includes
Obtaining a detailed occupational/environmental history
Utilizing a resource base, including the Internet
Discussing the application of appropriate diagnostic tests, such as biomarkers
Defining an evaluation and management plan for exposed patients and/or populations

Methods of Assessment: Case study report, multiple choice final
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Friday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail