Environmental Health Sciences
Geoff Scott, Chair
Alan W. Decho, Associate Chair
Introduction to global environmental health, with a focus on toxic pollution and disease burden in developing countries. Investigation of international treaties, corresponding environmental pollution processes, and human health effects.
A survey of pollution (chemical, biological, physical) effects on environmental quality and public health with emphases on how each pollutant class behaves and affects individual and community health over acute to chronic exposure periods.
Cross-listed course: ENVR 321
Concerns in global environmental health, with a focus on toxic pollution and disease burden in developing countries. Investigation of international treaties, corresponding environmental pollution processes, and human health effects.
Cross-listed course: ENVR 323
Role of the built environment and environmental toxins in the development and progression of obesity and metabolic syndrome from a public health perspective.
Public health microbiology and the intersection between microbial disease, the environment, and health, with a particular focus on critical public health issues in the 21st century.
Enrollment and topic to be approved in advance by advisor and instructor. May be repeated.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research
Issues and emerging themes in environmental health. May be repeated for a total of 9 credit hours as content varies by title.
Introduction to emergency preparedness and response in relation to environmental and public health. Historical context for the emergence of public health emergency preparedness and demonstration of articulation with community response partner agencies in the post-9/11 era.
Emerging issues and topics concerning environmental health. May be repeated as content varies by title up to a total of 9 credit hours.
Advanced study of infectious diseases caused by fungi. Etiology, symptoms, and treatment of fungi related illnesses.
Cross-listed course: BIOL 625
Environmental health sciences presenting the earth as a complex system in which people, plants, animals, and non-living physical-chemical components interact.
Analysis, planning, and implementation of programs to protect workers’ health in industry; legislative and regulatory background.
"State of the art" molecular techniques that elucidate mechanisms of environmental contaminants in model systems.
Effect of bacterial biofilm process on many diverse areas. Recognition, prevention, and control of biofilm-related problems in the environment, health care, industry, and engineering.
A receptor-oriented approach for assessing human exposure to environmental contaminants by inhalation, dermal and ingestion routes. Covers methods for estimating exposures to protect health and well-being, to relate adverse effects to exposures, and to comply with regulations and guidelines.
Ecological theories as the basis for environmental change and the (re)emergence of infectious agents that ultimately impact human and ecosystem health.
Introduction to ergonomics: hazards identification and analysis; solution design and implementation; human musculoskeletal characteristics, injuries; effects of work on performance, safety, and health. Application to manufacturing and office environments.