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Clinical Environmental and Occupational Toxicology

East Baltimore
3rd term
Environmental Health and Engineering
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • W F,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Aisha Rivera

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 Objectives:

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

  1. Recognize adverse health effects of environmental and occupational toxicants in individual patients and/or populations
  2. Develop a public health-based approach to clinical assessment that includes
  3. Obtain a detailed occupational/environmental history
  4. Utilize a resource base, including the Internet
  5. Discuss the application of appropriate diagnostic tests, such as biomarkers
  6. Define an evaluation and management plan for exposed patients and/or populations
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation (includes attendance and completion of self-assessment questions for corresponding chapters)- 60%
Class presentation- 20%
Final exam- 20%

Enrollment Restriction:

Undergraduate students are not permitted to enroll in this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required