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GEHS 6030 -Survey of Environmental Health,3credits

This is a survey course that introduces students to basic environmental health topics. It focuses on environmental factors impacting human health and the environment . Sources of these factors, methods of identification, recognition, evaluation and regulatory framework control are discussed. Factors might include health hazards associated with contaminated water, food and air, vectors of disease, exposure to toxic chemicals, environmental justice, regulations and safety in the work place.


Course Learning Objectives

The student will be able to:

1.

Identify and discuss current environmental health issue (Biological, chemical and physical)
environmental contaminants.

2.

Discuss environmental health hazards, including microorganisms in the environment: benefits
and risk associated with microorganism in water, air, food, and soil and Hurricane Katrina
related molds. Discuss a Testable Model of Environmental Insults (water, air, food and work place

3.

Identify and discuss the physical, chemical, and biological hazards associated with water pollution, as well as the importance of water quality related to contamination, protection, and monitoring of water supplies. Discuss a Testable Model of Environmental Insults (water, air, food and work place. Discuss current risk assessment methods.

4.

Identify and discuss health hazards associated with methods of collection, treatment, disposal
and recycling of human waste and bio-solids, solid and hazardous waste, infectious waste
and describe the health hazards associated with improper management of these wastes.

5.

Identify and discuss health risks associated with indoor and outdoor air pollutions and methods
of hazard control. Discuss a Testable Model of Environmental Insults (water, air, food and work place).

6.

Identify and discuss food-borne pathogens and the importance of the protection of food sources.
Outline Environmental Epidemiology: investigation of food out break diseases. Acute and
chronic effects of food additives and pesticide residues. Explain benefits and concerns of
genetically modified foods (GMF).

7.

Identify and discuss methods of collection, treatment, disposal and recycling of solid waste
and describe the health hazards associated with improper management of these wastes.

8.

Identify and discuss adverse health effects in occupational settings due to exposure to
dust, gases, vapor fumes, noise, and their mitigation and control and discuss the legal,
regulatory processes to provide workers with a safe workplace. Define radioactive
particles including Gamma, Beta and Alpha, discuss the health effects and methods
of protection and control.

9.

Define global environmental health issues, especially those facing developing countries,
such as water supply, waste disposal, pathogen issues, wetland management, and
the misuse of agricultural pesticides.

10.

Discuss ethical issues of environmental health such as environmental injustice and racial
inequality in environmental rule-making and environmental management.

11.

Classify toxic chemicals in the environment; explain their beneficial and detrimental
effects, their persistence, distribution, mechanism of toxicity, dose-response
time- exposure, genetic factors affecting response to toxic chemicals, disrupting
properties and transformation in the environment. Discuss pesticides and hazardous waste.

12.

Discuss federal, local and international legal, regulatory and policy aspects
of environmental assessment, evaluation and control, including risk
assessment, management and communication.

13.

Identify and describe vectors of public health importance, including insects
and rodents; discuss transmission and control; identify breeding and control methods.




 
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