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ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
 
EHOH 6614 Occupational and Environmental Health 3.0 cr.
(Fall, Spring)
Students will learn about the relationship betw(een the environment, workplace and health. Topics include facets of industrial hygiene, air and water pollution, radiation monitoring, toxicology, occupational medicine, policy, environmental justice and sustainability. Methods include risk assessment, GIS and epidemiology.
 
EHOH 6616 Environmental & Occupational Toxicology 3.0 cr.
(Spring) Prereq: EHOH 6614
Presents an overview of information needed to assess the relationship between the environment, workplace and health. Topics include facets of industrial hygiene, air and water pollution, radiation monitoring, toxicology studies, clinical occupational medicine and biologic monitoring.
 
EHOH 6617 Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology 3.0 cr.
(Spring) Prereq: EHOH 6614
Overall goal of course is to provide a background in epidemiology of diseases related to environmental and/or occupational exposures. Application of epidemiologic research methods to determine and prevent such diseases will be discussed.
 
EHOH 6618 Environmental Health Policy and Practice 3.0 cr.
(Spring) Prereq: EHOH 6614
Examine the environmental policy-making and planning and regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to controlling environmental hazards. A wide variety of topics will be introduced with cross-disciplinary perspectives ranging from water and air to the built environment and climate change.
 
EHOH 6619 Environmental Exposures and Health Effects 3.0 cr.
(Fall) Prereq: EHOH 6614 Coreq: EPID 6630
This course integrates earth sciences, exposure sciences and biological sciences to understand conditions and circumstances of recent env/occ exposure events, the methods to assess exposures; and related health impacts. Case studies and laboratory exercises are used to guide instruction.
 
EHOH 6620 Risk Analysis & Decision Making 3.0 cr.
(Fall) Prereq: BIOS 6601 or equivalent
A general survey of risk analysis and risk-based decision making covering the basic components of risk assessment, communication, and management and how they are applied in various fields.
 
EHOH 6621 GIS for Public Health Research/Practice 3.0 cr.
(Summer)
This course will expose students to the fundamentals of Health Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including hands-on software experience, across a variety of application areas in the health sciences, particularly focusing on integrating GIS technologies appropriately into research design and practice.
 
EHOH 6622 Public Health Emergency Prep-Comm Resil 3.0 cr.
(Summer)
This introductory course focuses on the public health role in community disaster preparedness. It explores the relationship between 10 essential public health services and how these services support the ability to prevent, respond, and rapidly recover from public health emergencies.
 
EHOH 6623 Geographic Perspective on Global Health 1.0 cr.
(Summer)
This course will review geographic concepts and tools taking a regional, holistic approach to understanding the world's peoples, places, and processes in order to lay a foundation for an improved knowledge of global health.
 
EHOH 6624 Infectious Disease, Environmental Contexts 3.0 cr.
(Spring) 
This course will study infectious diseases of both national and global importance through the lens of 
environmental health. The course draws concepts from ecology, parasitology and public health with an
emphasis on how, as public health professionals, we might intervene to reduce infection risk. 
 
EHOH 6627 Water Quality and Public Health 3.0 cr.
(Fall)
This course covers public health concerns involving water quality issues ranging from contamination of drinking water to socio-political issues that impact accessibility to clean water. The fundamental concept is that access to clean water is a basic human right.
 
EHOH 6628 Health Protection/Promotion in the Workplace 2.0 cr.
(Fall)
Course emphasizes wellness in the workplace to promote health and improve health behaviors among workers. Worksite wellness is an interdisciplinary field in public health practice, including topics such as nutrition, physical activity, safety, leadership, assessment, program development and communication.
 
EHOH 6629 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Ergonomics 2.0 cr.
(Spring) Prereq: EHOH 6614
This course will form a foundation for understanding of workplace factors important in the prevention of injuries. Students will recognize safety and ergonomic hazards that may lead to injury as well as learn strategies to abate these hazards.
 
EHOH 6650 MPH Research Paper 1.0-2.0 cr.
(Spring, Summer, Fall) Restriction: Permission of department required
Independent research project resulting in a publishable paper. All projects will involve the analysis of primary or secondary data.
 
EHOH 6670 Special Topics: Environmental & Occupational Health 1.0-3.0 cr.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)
Special interest areas of current environmental and occupational research and practice are presented and analyzed. The course format is lecture and discussion or seminar. Check the CSPH website for offerings and topics for this course each semester.
 
EHOH 6710 Disasters, Climate Change and Health 3.0 cr.
(Spring) Cross-listed: GEOG 5710
This course provides a review of the impacts of all types of disasters and climate change on human health, using a broad framework of preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, with an emphasis on vulnerability and adaptation.
 
EHOH 6840 Independent Study: Environmental & Occupational Health 1.0-3.0 cr.
(Spring, Summer, Fall) Restriction: Permission of department required
Faculty directed independent study in topics related to environmental and occupational health.
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