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180.621.81 Protecting the Environment and Safeguarding Worker Health: a Problem-Based Approach

Department:
Environmental Health and Engineering
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Paul Locke
Course Instructor s:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

Students should take this course if (1) they are interested in learning how to understand, address and design implementation strategies to reduce and/or eliminate environmental and occupational health challenges, and (2) they want to apply these implementation strategies to other fields of public health, and (3) they want to learn more about public health practice and evidence-based change is made.

Equips doctoral students with the skills to understand solutions for emerging environmental and occupational health problems. It is organized around several real world environmental and occupational health scenarios, and will offer students a chance to analyze and discuss how evidence-based science can be used to design and implement effective interventions. Through the course, students will also gain a better understanding of the role that social justice and equity plan in environmental and occupational health. The course also reviews how science, communication and policy interweave in public health decision-making, and shows how public health leaders can act to address environmental and occupational health threats and prepare communities to protect against them. The concept of a one health approach is also introduced.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Propose effective, evidence-based environmental and occupational health interventions
  2. Evaluate how environmental and worker health problems arise in practice by investigating three real world situations
  3. Critique the social justice and environmental equity problems that confront public health practitioners and leaders seeking to solve environmental and occupational health problems
  4. Analyze and assess preparedness strategies and policies in environmental and occupational health
  5. Identify the interaction between science, communication, and policy in environmental and worker health problems, and develop strategies to prevent, and/or confront them when they arise
  6. Communicate public health science to diverse stakeholders, including individuals at all levels of health literacy, for purposes of influencing behavior and policies
  7. Propose strategies to promote inclusion and equity within public health programs, policies and systems
  8. Understand the one health approach in public health and its application to environmental and occupational health problems
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 40% Homework
  • 50% Group Work
  • 10% Participation

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent is required for all students

For consent, contact:

plocke@jhu.edu