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University of Colorado Denver

Student in Environmental Health Lab

Master of Public Health

Environmental and Occupational Health


MPH Environmental & Occupational Health Curriculum 
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Course Course # Credits
Required MPH Core Credits
Applied Biostatistics I BIOS 6601 3
Epidemiology EPID 6630 3
Environmental & Occupational Health EHOH 6614 3
Social & Behavioral Factors & Health CBHS 6610 3
Health Systems & Management HSMP 6601 3
Foundations in Public Health PUBH 6600 2
Required Concentration Courses
Environmental Health Policy & Practice EHOH 6618 3
Environmental Exposures & Health Effects EHOH 6619 3
Minimum of (6) Credits from the Following

Environmental & Occupational Toxicology EHOH 6616 3
Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology EHOH 6617 3
Risk Assessment & Decision Making EHOH 6620 3
Recommended Electives



Intro to Public Health Emergency Preparedness​ ​EHOH 6622


​Geographic Perspectives and Public Health ​EHOH 6623 ​1
Water Quality & Public Health​ ​EHOH 6627 ​3
Health Protection & Health Promotion in the Workplace​ ​EHOH 6628 ​2
​Intro to Occupational Safety and Ergonomics ​EHOH 6629 ​2
​Infectious Diseases, Environmental Contexts EHOH 6624 3
International Travel and Health ​EHOH 6670 ​1

Occupational & Environmental Interdisciplinary Symposium

EHOH 6670


Methods in Research & Evaluation
Research Methods in Epidemiology
CHBS 6612

EPID 6626

Community Health Assessment CBHS 6624 3
Public Health Surveillance EPID 6624 2
Disasters, Climate Change & Health EHOH 6710 (DC) 3
Spatial Methods for Health & Population Research GEOG 5100 (BC) 3
Environmental Politics & Policy PUAD 5631 (DC) 3
Natural Resources & Environmental Health Law PUAD 5633 (DC) 3
Law of All Hazards Management PUAD 5450 (DC) 3
Disaster Management & Policy PUAD 5650 (DC) 3
Planning Issues & Processes URPL 5501 (DC) 3
Practicum PUBH 6606 2
Capstone Project PUBH 6955 2
Total Program Credits 42
Course locations and key

Master of Public Health courses are offered on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus unless otherwise noted:

  • BC = Course located at University of Colorado Boulder
  • DC = Course located at University of Colorado Denver


Course Highlight

Worksite Health & Health Protection taught by Lee Newman

Explore different industries in which you can promote worksite wellness through research and learning about the experiences and advice of business leaders and experts in the field. Workplace health is just one of the many important areas of study in which our students are exposed and produce solutions.


What is Worksite Wellness?

Concentration Competencies
  • Describe the direct and indirect human, ecological and safety effects of major environmental and occupational agents.
  • Explain the general mechanisms of toxicity in eliciting a toxic response to various environmental exposures.
  • Specify approaches for assessing, preventing and controlling environmental hazards that pose risks to human health and safety.
  • Specify current environmental risk assessment methods.
  • Discuss various risk management and risk communication approaches in relation to issues of environmental justice and equity.
  • Develop a testable model of environmental insult.
  • Describe federal and state regulatory programs, guidelines and authorities that control environmental health issues.
  • Understand the range of epidemiologic methods in the analysis of environmentally determined health and the strengths and limitations of these methods.
  • Specify appropriate monitoring and other field methods for addressing environmental & occupational health problems.
  • Understand the dynamics of ecosystems and how they affect the movement of toxic agents in the environment and mediate related risks for human disease as well as the quality of air, water and climate.
  • Describe important current and emerging environmental health problems and variations in health risks across the global landscape.
  • Define sustainability and describe how solutions to environmental and occupational health problems can be designed to be sustainable.
  • Apply basic skills in geographic information systems (GIS) technology in the evaluation of environmental health problems.
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