Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental risks for human disease. Contributions of physical and biological factors and social, economic, and political determinants relative to sustainable development and promotion of health.
HLTH
606
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtWinter
Course Outcomes: 


Global Perspective

Provide a global perspective of environmental issues impacting human health. Relates to Program Learning Outcome #8: Identify and apply basic theories, concepts and models from a range of social, scientific and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health research and practice.

Humanity's Stewardship

Understand humanity's stewardship for the effective management and utilization of the earth and its resources.

Population Dynamics

Understand the importance of population dynamics and its interaction with varied ecosystems. Relates to Program Learning Outcome #8: Identify and apply basic theories, concepts and models from a range of social, scientific and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health research and practice.

Hazards and Assessments

Describe the various biological, chemical, and physical hazards of the environment that can adversely affect human health, in conjunction with quantitative data risk assessments. Relates to Program Learning Outcome #1: Apply biostatistics, epidemiologic methods and other community monitoring and assessment strategies to understand, diagnose and solve public health problems and health hazards.

Factors of Environment

Discuss those genetic, cultural diversity, economic, and political factors that affect human health and the health of the environment. Relates to Program Learning Outcome #4: Identify and propose public health intervention strategies responsive to the diverse cultural values and traditions of the communities being served; and # 6: Identify policy and advocacy processes for improving the health status of populations and solving public health problems.

Disease Control

Describe how environmental management policies and practices may contribute to or help control emerging diseases. Relates to Program Learning Outcome #6: Identify policy and advocacy processes for improving the health status of populations and solving public health problems; and #8: Identify and apply basic theories, concepts and models from a range of social, scientific and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health research and practice.

Improvement Assessment

Provide an in-depth assessment of those international health agencies, programs, and other resources that play critical roles in improving human health relative to environmental factors. Relates to Program Learning Outcome #6: Identify policy and advocacy processes for improving the health status of populations and solving public health problems.

Policy Making

Discuss the elements of policy making in regard to environmental health issues. Relates to Program Learning Outcome #6: Identify policy and advocacy processes for improving the health status of populations and solving public health problems; and #8: Identify and apply basic theories, concepts and models from a range of social, scientific and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health research and practice.

Community Needs Assessment

Design and conduct a community needs assessment addressing a critical environmental health challenge within a local disparate population. Relates to Program Learning Outcome #1: Apply biostatistics, epidemiologic methods and other community monitoring and assessment strategies to understand, diagnose and solve public health problems and health hazards; #2: Design and critically assess appropriate qualitative and quantitative research studies; #4: Identify and propose public health intervention strategies responsive to the diverse cultural values and traditions of the communities being served; and #5: Apply principles of leadership and management that include mobilization of community partnerships, to administer public health programs and solve health problems.

Media and Ethics

Understand the role of the media and ethics in communicating with the public and influencing environmental health policy. Relates to Program Learning Outcome #3: Demonstrate effective communication skills for public health practice including activities that inform, educate and empower targeted audiences.

Effective Communication

Communicate simple as well as complex health issues effectively in writing to a broad audience. Relates to Program Learning Outcome #3: Demonstrate effective communication skills for public health practice including activities that inform, educate and empower targeted audiences.