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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 
Additional Resources
Required MPH Core Courses (17 credits)


BIOS 6601                    Applied Biostatistics I                                             3 credits


EPID 6630                     Epidemiology                                                        3 credits


EHOH 6614                    Environmental & Occupational Health                     3 credits


CBHS 6610                    Social & Behavioral Factors & Health                       3 credits


HSMP 6601                    Health Systems Management Policy                        3 credits


PUBH 6600                     Foundations in Public Health                                  2 credits


Required Concentration Courses (12 credits)


EHOH 6618                    Environmental Health Policy & Practice                   3 credits

EHOH 6619                    Environmental Exposure & Health Effects                3 credits


Choose 2 of the following 3 Courses:


EHOH 6616                    Environmental & Occupational Toxicology                3 credits


EHOH 6617                    Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology            3 credits


EHOH 6620                    Risk Assessment & Decision Making                        3 credits


Electives (9 credits)

PUBH 6606                      Practicum                                                            2 credits

PUBH 6955                      Capstone Project                                                  2 credits


TOTAL                                                                           42 credits


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

MPH Environmental and Occupational Health Concentration (CN) Competencies
Apply 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.
Describe 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 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 the principles of sustainability and apply these principles in the development of solutions to environmental and occupational health problems.
Apply basic skills in geographic information systems (GIS) technology in the evaluation of environmental health problems.
Describe theoretical models and frameworks that inform the health, safety, and wellness of workers and related systems-level environmental and policy interventions designed to protect and promote worker health.
Identify the uses of biomarkers in evaluating exposures, health effects and susceptibility to environmental and occupational disease.
Explain the scientific characteristics, including exposure and mode of action, of major biological, chemical, physical hazards that result in human health risk.
Describe the policy framework that shapes environmental health at the federal, state and local levels and the historic and current decision-making processes that inform this framework.

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