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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENVS 321 Environmental Health

5 credits
This course investigates the role of the environment in personal, community, and global health. This course investigates current environmental public health issues and topics in environmental health sciences as well as global health threats such as climate change, pollution, food supply issues, etc. This course includes laboratory.

Prerequisites: Admission to the BASPH program or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Winter

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Analyze the role that environmental policy and regulation has on mitigating health risks
  • Investigate major sources and types of environmental agents and the role they play in health outcomes
  • Identify and define the steps in the risk-assessment and risk-management processes
  • Define toxicology and identify issues surrounding human exposure to chemical toxicants
  • Examine the role of water and air in human health issues and outcomes
  • Identify the role of food safety and food quality on human health outcomes
  • Identify current issues and topics in environmental health
  • Compare peer-reviewed research with popular accounts of environmental health issues and concerns

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20