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180.602.01 Environment and Health in Low and Middle Income Countries

Department:
Environmental Health and Engineering
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2018 - 2019
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Christine George
Course Instructors:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

None

Description:

Examines environmental health hazards and how they can affect human health in low and middle income settings. Introduces heavy metals, water sanitation and hygiene, waterborne and related diseases, energy resources and health, air pollution, and second hand smoke. Presents and critiques strategies for conducting exposure assessment, designing studies, and mitigating exposure for environmental health hazards. Prepares students to use scientific evidence to defend a position related to environmental health in both oral and written formats.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain how toxicology, microbiology, and epidemiology can be used to identify environmental exposures
  2. Explain effects of environmental factors on human health
  3. Explain an ecological perspective on the connections among human health, animal health and ecosystem health
  4. Critique scientific publications on environmental health
  5. Examine environmental health hazards in low and middle income countries
  6. Appraise mitigation options for environmental health hazards
  7. Use scientific evidence to defend a position related to Environmental Health in both oral and written format
Methods of Assessment:

Case Study Debates: 40% (20% Position Paper and 20% Presentation)
Weekly Quizzes: 50%
Class Participation: 10%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With: