Environmental Health Sciences, M.P.H.
- Define environmental stressors and hazards, and identify sources, pathways of exposure, and ecosystem components and human populations most susceptible to exposure, as well as reasons for community vulnerabilities and disparities in environmental hazard exposure.
- Apply principles of toxicology to identify and quantify acute and chronic hazards associated with individual compounds and contaminant mixtures in terms of ecotoxicology and human health.
- Discuss the basic principles of the environmental fate of contaminants and how they are introduced into the air, water, soil, sediments and food and then transported through the environment and how these processes define exposure.
- Apply toxicological hazard and exposure assessment and statistical techniques in assessing the risks associated with environmental stressor in the home, workplace and community environments and natural settings.
- Express knowledge of important local, state and federal laws that regulate and protect environmental quality and health, and explain the responsibilities of agencies, organizations, communities and individuals for protecting, maintain and enhancing the environment.
- Identify approaches for preventing, mitigating and remediating environmental hazards, protecting populations from environmental hazards, and working with communities to address issues of environmental hazards via pollution source identification and management, health promotion, education, ecological forecasting and behavior modification.
- Review, critique, evaluate and synthesize the scientific merit of environmental health research articles, presentations and evaluate the scientific merit and feasibility of environmental health study designs.
- Apply findings, methods and approaches from case studies to contemporary environmental issues
- Develop assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of environmental or risk management approaches used to prevent or minimize exposure or to reduce the environmental hazard.
Degree Requirements (42-43 Hours)
Curriculum requirements for degrees in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences are listed below.
|PUBH 725||Quantitative Methods for Public Health Practice||5|
|PUBH 726||Qualitative Methods for Public Health Practice||3|
|PUBH 730||Public Health Systems, Policy, and Leadership||3|
|PUBH 735||Practical Applications of Public Health Planning||4|
|PUBH 678||Transforming Health Care for the Future||1|
|ENHS 660||Concepts of Environmental Health Science||3|
|ENHS 761||Ecotoxicology of Aquatic Systems||3|
|ENHS 770||Microbial Processes and Pollution||3|
|ENHS 775||Resource Management and Environmental Impact Assessment||3|
|ENHS 771||Environmental Health Sciences Seminar||1|
|ENHS 798||Public Health Practice||6|
|ENHS 750||MPH Capstone Course||2|
|Select Elective Departmental Major and Cognate Courses||6|
|Total Credit Hours||43|