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Environmental Health Minor

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School of Public Health, MMC 819, A395 Mayo Memorial Building, 420 Delaware Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-3500 OR 1-800-774-8636, Fax: 612-624-4498)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The master's minor requires a minimum of 6 graduate credits; the doctoral minor requires a minimum of 12 graduate credits. Courses for the minor must be selected from those offered by the School of Public Health.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Admission to a University graduate program in a related discipline is required.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Master's
Required Courses
Take the following three courses to meet the 6-credit minimum:
PUBH 6103 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
Doctoral
Required EnvHlth Courses
Take the following three courses for 6 credits:
PUBH 6103 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
Required Epi Courses
Take one of the two following courses for at least 3 credits:
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
Required Biostats Courses
Take one of the two following courses for at least 3 credits:
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
 
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PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02236 - PubH 6320PubH /6341
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to epidemiologic concepts and methods: (1) Study design (randomized trials and observational studies); (2) Measures of exposure-disease association; (3) Casual inference and bias; (4) Confounding and effect modification.
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent