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180.602.01 Environment and Health in Low and Middle Income Countries

Environmental Health and Engineering
3rd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Christine George
Course Instructors:



Introduces students to how environmental health hazards can affect human health in low and middle income settings. The core concepts are: exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, and risk communication. Topics include: heavy metals, water sanitation and hygiene, waterborne and related diseases, tropical diseases, energy resources and health, and air pollution.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. 1. Explain how toxicology, microbiology, and epidemiology can be used to identify environmental exposures and how they can adversely affect human health
  2. 2. Critically review and synthesize scientific publications on environmental health
  3. 3. Identify environmental health hazards in low and middle income countries and be able to develop interventions to intervene upon them
  4. 4. Discuss and compare clinical, field, and laboratory methods used to detect environmental exposures
  5. 5. Identify a position on a topic related to environmental health and utilizing available scientific evidence to organize an oral and written defense of your position
Methods of Assessment:

1. Case Study Debates Presentations: 40%
2. Weekly Quizzes: 50%
3. Class Participation: 10%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

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