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Advanced Environmental Health I

East Baltimore
3rd term
Environmental Health and Engineering
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Harihar Rajaram
Harihar Rajaram

Addresses environmental contaminates originating from four environmental vectors, Air, Water, Soil, and Food, impact human health. Focuses 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 and engineering problems
  2. Evaluate and critique in depth a body of literature in environmental health and engineering 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 and engineering research in the context of topics covered in the course
  4. Analyze current problems and potential solutions in environmental health and engineering research, policy and the communication of the science to affected communities
  5. Work in a group to develop a consensus paper on the environmental science/engineering and human health aspects of a selected environmental contaminate (including identification of research gaps)
  6. Work in a group to develop, make and defend a presentation based on the consensus paper
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 20% Written Assignment(s)
  • 35% Final Paper
  • 25% Presentation(s)

Enrollment Restriction:

Enrollment restricted to PhD students in EHE

Instructor Consent:

No consent required