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Advanced Environmental Health

East Baltimore
4th term
Environmental Health and Engineering
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
James Yager

180.609.01 Principles of Environmental Health I or equivalent


Content is organized around how environmental contaminates originating from four environmental vectors, Air, Water, Soil ad Food, impact human health. Students build on the basic principles and concepts presented in Principles of Environmental Health I. Students focus on the foundational knowledge and methods in environmental health needed by doctoral students to prepare for advanced careers in environmental health including integration of multi-disciplinary approaches.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Determine the interdisciplinary scientific collaborations needed to address environmental health problems
  2. Evaluate and critique in depth a body of literature in environmental health in order to assess the state of knowledge, research gaps and potential future investigations
  3. Evaluate in detail analytic methodologies currently used in environmental health research in the context of topics covered in the course
  4. Analyze current problems and potential solutions in environmental health research, policy and the communication of the science to affected communities
  5. Work in a group to develop a grant proposal for a population based or mechanistic study to determine the human health impacts of an environmental exposure through the air, water, food or soil
  6. Work in a group to develop, make and defend an oral presentation of a research proposal
Methods of Assessment:

Individual class participation – 40 points (19%)
Group Bi-weekly preparation and presentation of a hypothesis and specific aims for a grant application - 40 points (19%)
Final preparation of a full written grant application – 80 points (39%)
Oral presentation of the grant application – 50 points (23%)

Enrollment Restriction:

Enrollment restricted to PhD students in EHE

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

PHD students from other BSPH departments and DrPH students can enroll if they have taken Principles of Environmental Health I (180.609.01) or equivalent and with instructor permission.

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