Twin Cities campus
 
Twin Cities Campus

Environmental Health Minor

School of Public Health - Adm
School of Public Health
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
School of Public Health, MMC 819, A395 Mayo Memorial Building, 420 Delaware Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-3500 OR 1-800-774-8636)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • 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 environmental health minor is designed for students who wish to understand how our physical and social environment affects public health. Students will learn about exposure to physical and social stressors, such as chemicals, infectious agents, stress, and violence; how stressors affect health; and how decisions are made to protect health.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Students enrolled in University master's or doctoral programs are eligible for the minor.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Prior consultation with the major field academic advisor regarding pursuit of the Environmental Health minor is expected. For more information regarding the Environmental Health minor, contact sph-ask@umn.edu.
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.
Courses offered on both the A/F and S/N grade basis must be taken A/F. The minimum cumulative GPA for the minor is 3.00.
Required Coursework (4-6 credits)
All students pursuing the Environmental Health minor take the following 4-credit course. A minimum grade of B- is required.
PUBH 6109 - Environmental Health: Science, Politics, and Policy (4.0 cr)
For students outside SPH
Take the following course. A minimum grade of B- is required.
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
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.
Masters
Master's Coursework (0-2 credits)
Electives
SPH students select at least 2 credits from the following list, in consultation with the Environmental Health director of graduate studies, to complete the 6-credit minimum.
PUBH 6100 - Topics: Environmental Health (1.0-4.0 cr)
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6123 - Violence Prevention and Control: Theory, Research, and Application (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6135 - Job Search Strategies and Career Professional Development (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6154 - Climate Change and Global Health (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6159 - Principles of Toxicology I (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6160 - Principles of Toxicology II (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6161 - Regulatory Toxicology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6162 - Biomarkers (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6184 - Field and laboratory methods in public health entomology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6192 - Measurement and Properties of Air Contaminants (2.0 cr)
Doctoral
Doctoral Coursework (6-8 credits)
Electives
SPH students select 8 credits, and non-SPH students select 6 credits from the following list, in consultation with the Environmental Health director of graduate studies, to complete the 12-credit minimum.
PUBH 6100 - Topics: Environmental Health (1.0-4.0 cr)
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6123 - Violence Prevention and Control: Theory, Research, and Application (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6135 - Job Search Strategies and Career Professional Development (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6154 - Climate Change and Global Health (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6159 - Principles of Toxicology I (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6160 - Principles of Toxicology II (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6161 - Regulatory Toxicology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6162 - Biomarkers (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6184 - Field and laboratory methods in public health entomology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6192 - Measurement and Properties of Air Contaminants (2.0 cr)
 
More program views..
View college catalog(s):
· School of Public Health

View PDF Version:
Search.
Search Programs

Search University Catalogs
Related links.

School of Public Health

Graduate Admissions

Graduate School Fellowships

Graduate Assistantships

Colleges and Schools

One Stop
for tuition, course registration, financial aid, academic calendars, and more
 
PUBH 6109 - Environmental Health: Science, Politics, and Policy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is designed for students who are interested in public health and environmental issues. This course focuses on how assessment of exposure to hazards and the adverse health effects they may cause is used to evaluate environmental health risk, and how environmental policy is developed to protect public health. Students will explore the forces and strategies that contribute to the development of environmental health policy, including the roles of scientific evidence, strategic decision-making, and the political process.
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current issues, principles, and methods of environmental/occupational health practice. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or nursing MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6100 - Topics: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
New course offerings/topics in environmental health.
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: PubH 6102 or instructor permission.
PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Injury epidemiology: analyses of major injury problems affecting the public in the workplace, community, and home using epidemiologic model and conceptual framework; emphasis on strategies/program development for prevention and control.
PUBH 6123 - Violence Prevention and Control: Theory, Research, and Application
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis/critique of major theories and of epidemiological research pertinent to violence, including characteristics of violence and relevant risk factors, reporting/treatment protocols, and current/potential intervention efforts and prevention initiatives. Emphasizes interdisciplinary contributions to violence prevention/control.
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to key issues in global health. Global burden of disease. Cultural issues/health. Nutrition. Infectious diseases. Environmental problems. Women/children. Prereq Grad student.
PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues related to providing adequate levels of clean air/water. Local water quantity/quality, air quality in developed/developing world, global air/water quality, policies meant to protect these resources.
PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Effects of globalization on social/sustainable development. Population, war, economics, urbanization, environment, water/sanitation, communicable/non-communicable conditions. New infectious/chronic diseases, food security/environmental health. prereq: Credit will not be granted if received for 6100 or 6365
PUBH 6135 - Job Search Strategies and Career Professional Development
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is intended for students who are interested in learning how to develop a meaningful career in Public Health and related fields. Students will learn skills that they can apply to finding an Applied Practice Experience or internship, and to finding employment. The skills include the following: assessing self-awareness/strengths, researching job/internships and employers, relationship-building (networking), interviewing, self-marketing (e.g. resumes, cover letters), identification of professional goals, and professionalism in the workplace. The focus is primarily non-academic careers but some class content and work may also apply to academic job searches and careers.
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/concepts in identifying health effects in workplace. Strategies for identifying excess risk, evaluating strengths/weaknesses of research techniques, assessing bias/confounding. prereq: Coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics
PUBH 6154 - Climate Change and Global Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interconnected relationships between global climate change/human health. Develop computer models to predict climate change from natural/anthropogenic forces, predict human health outcomes as result of changing climate. prereq: Students must have elementary computer skills.
PUBH 6159 - Principles of Toxicology I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This is the first of two courses that covers fundamental principles of exposure, uptake and metabolism. This course focuses on identifying the mechanisms and effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Discussions will focus on the action of environmental agents and how they interact with humans to cause disease. Emphasis is on understanding the principles of toxicology as they apply to understanding toxicant-human interactions.
PUBH 6160 - Principles of Toxicology II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This second part of the Principles of Toxicology course is focused on toxicodynamics. In this course,students will learn to apply their knowledge of basic toxicokinetic principles and metabolic systems to elucidate mechanisms of toxicity induced by xenobiotic compounds. In addition, they will learn basic principles of omics-based approaches and methodologies, and how such data can be integrated to assess and predict adverse effects of chemical exposures across multiple levels of biological complexity. At the end of the course, students will give a scientific presentation on a published article of their choice (approved by instructors) that explores the mechanism of a toxicodynamic process. prereqs: Biochemistry and PubH 6104 or permission of the instructor
PUBH 6161 - Regulatory Toxicology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth introduction to laws (and associated regulations) of U.S. federal regulatory agencies, such as CPSC, EPA, FDA, OSHA, and DOT, that require/use toxicological data/information in their mission of protecting human/environmental health. prereq: Background in toxicology or pharmacology or related field is recommended
PUBH 6162 - Biomarkers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduce current status of molecular biomarker research, including biomarkers of chemical exposures, genetic toxicity markers, genomics-based biomarkers of susceptibility, organ/systems biomarkers. Progression of biomarker development/application from laboratory environment to clinical or population-based settings/development of public health policies/interventions. prereq: Introductory courses in toxicology and exposure analysis recommended
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nurs/PubH 5170
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Concepts/issues in occupational health/safety. Application of public health principles/decision-making process in preventing injury/disease, promoting health of adults, protecting worker populations from environmental hazards. Observational visit to manufacturing facility. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 5181/VMed 5165
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles/methods for surveillance of foodborne diseases. Investigation of outbreaks, assessment of food safety hazards. Focuses on integration of epidemiologic/lab methods.
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues/controversies surrounding emerging infectious diseases. Framework for considering realistic/innovative policies. Bioterrorism, public health preparedness. Pandemic influenza preparedness, smallpox vaccination, antibiotic resistance. prereq: AHC student, instr consent
PUBH 6184 - Field and laboratory methods in public health entomology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Pathogens transmitted by arthropods, particularly mosquitoes and ticks, inflict human disease all over the world. These pathogens represent a broad diversity of persistent foes as well as emerging challengers. PubH 6184: Field and laboratory methods in public health entomology will provide students with the tools and experiences that they will need to be conversant on the topic with both the general public and public health entomology experts. This course is intended to prepare MPH, Veterinary, and other graduate and undergraduate student to work alongside these experts and be able to contribute intelligently to entomological problems they might encounter during their future careers. To this end, rather than having a heavy emphasis on lectures and textbooks, the course has many field trips to professional entomology facilities, field work, and laboratory projects.
PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview air, water, and soil chemistry. Pertinent environmental problems. Human/ecological multimedia exposures to chemicals in the environment. prereq: One course each in [gen chem, org chem] or instr consent
PUBH 6192 - Measurement and Properties of Air Contaminants
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Gaseous/particulate air contaminants, their occurrence in workplaces. Factors governing generation/dispersal. Criteria, rationales, and standards for measurement in workplace. Industrial hygiene measurement. Aerosol-related ill-health. prereq: Good grasp of [elementary physics, chemistry, mathematics including calculus]
PUBH 6100 - Topics: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
New course offerings/topics in environmental health.
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: PubH 6102 or instructor permission.
PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Injury epidemiology: analyses of major injury problems affecting the public in the workplace, community, and home using epidemiologic model and conceptual framework; emphasis on strategies/program development for prevention and control.
PUBH 6123 - Violence Prevention and Control: Theory, Research, and Application
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis/critique of major theories and of epidemiological research pertinent to violence, including characteristics of violence and relevant risk factors, reporting/treatment protocols, and current/potential intervention efforts and prevention initiatives. Emphasizes interdisciplinary contributions to violence prevention/control.
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to key issues in global health. Global burden of disease. Cultural issues/health. Nutrition. Infectious diseases. Environmental problems. Women/children. Prereq Grad student.
PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues related to providing adequate levels of clean air/water. Local water quantity/quality, air quality in developed/developing world, global air/water quality, policies meant to protect these resources.
PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Effects of globalization on social/sustainable development. Population, war, economics, urbanization, environment, water/sanitation, communicable/non-communicable conditions. New infectious/chronic diseases, food security/environmental health. prereq: Credit will not be granted if received for 6100 or 6365
PUBH 6135 - Job Search Strategies and Career Professional Development
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is intended for students who are interested in learning how to develop a meaningful career in Public Health and related fields. Students will learn skills that they can apply to finding an Applied Practice Experience or internship, and to finding employment. The skills include the following: assessing self-awareness/strengths, researching job/internships and employers, relationship-building (networking), interviewing, self-marketing (e.g. resumes, cover letters), identification of professional goals, and professionalism in the workplace. The focus is primarily non-academic careers but some class content and work may also apply to academic job searches and careers.
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/concepts in identifying health effects in workplace. Strategies for identifying excess risk, evaluating strengths/weaknesses of research techniques, assessing bias/confounding. prereq: Coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics
PUBH 6154 - Climate Change and Global Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interconnected relationships between global climate change/human health. Develop computer models to predict climate change from natural/anthropogenic forces, predict human health outcomes as result of changing climate. prereq: Students must have elementary computer skills.
PUBH 6159 - Principles of Toxicology I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This is the first of two courses that covers fundamental principles of exposure, uptake and metabolism. This course focuses on identifying the mechanisms and effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Discussions will focus on the action of environmental agents and how they interact with humans to cause disease. Emphasis is on understanding the principles of toxicology as they apply to understanding toxicant-human interactions.
PUBH 6160 - Principles of Toxicology II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This second part of the Principles of Toxicology course is focused on toxicodynamics. In this course,students will learn to apply their knowledge of basic toxicokinetic principles and metabolic systems to elucidate mechanisms of toxicity induced by xenobiotic compounds. In addition, they will learn basic principles of omics-based approaches and methodologies, and how such data can be integrated to assess and predict adverse effects of chemical exposures across multiple levels of biological complexity. At the end of the course, students will give a scientific presentation on a published article of their choice (approved by instructors) that explores the mechanism of a toxicodynamic process. prereqs: Biochemistry and PubH 6104 or permission of the instructor
PUBH 6161 - Regulatory Toxicology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth introduction to laws (and associated regulations) of U.S. federal regulatory agencies, such as CPSC, EPA, FDA, OSHA, and DOT, that require/use toxicological data/information in their mission of protecting human/environmental health. prereq: Background in toxicology or pharmacology or related field is recommended
PUBH 6162 - Biomarkers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduce current status of molecular biomarker research, including biomarkers of chemical exposures, genetic toxicity markers, genomics-based biomarkers of susceptibility, organ/systems biomarkers. Progression of biomarker development/application from laboratory environment to clinical or population-based settings/development of public health policies/interventions. prereq: Introductory courses in toxicology and exposure analysis recommended
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nurs/PubH 5170
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Concepts/issues in occupational health/safety. Application of public health principles/decision-making process in preventing injury/disease, promoting health of adults, protecting worker populations from environmental hazards. Observational visit to manufacturing facility. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 5181/VMed 5165
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles/methods for surveillance of foodborne diseases. Investigation of outbreaks, assessment of food safety hazards. Focuses on integration of epidemiologic/lab methods.
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues/controversies surrounding emerging infectious diseases. Framework for considering realistic/innovative policies. Bioterrorism, public health preparedness. Pandemic influenza preparedness, smallpox vaccination, antibiotic resistance. prereq: AHC student, instr consent
PUBH 6184 - Field and laboratory methods in public health entomology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Pathogens transmitted by arthropods, particularly mosquitoes and ticks, inflict human disease all over the world. These pathogens represent a broad diversity of persistent foes as well as emerging challengers. PubH 6184: Field and laboratory methods in public health entomology will provide students with the tools and experiences that they will need to be conversant on the topic with both the general public and public health entomology experts. This course is intended to prepare MPH, Veterinary, and other graduate and undergraduate student to work alongside these experts and be able to contribute intelligently to entomological problems they might encounter during their future careers. To this end, rather than having a heavy emphasis on lectures and textbooks, the course has many field trips to professional entomology facilities, field work, and laboratory projects.
PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview air, water, and soil chemistry. Pertinent environmental problems. Human/ecological multimedia exposures to chemicals in the environment. prereq: One course each in [gen chem, org chem] or instr consent
PUBH 6192 - Measurement and Properties of Air Contaminants
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Gaseous/particulate air contaminants, their occurrence in workplaces. Factors governing generation/dispersal. Criteria, rationales, and standards for measurement in workplace. Industrial hygiene measurement. Aerosol-related ill-health. prereq: Good grasp of [elementary physics, chemistry, mathematics including calculus]
PUBH 6100 - Topics: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
New course offerings/topics in environmental health.
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: PubH 6102 or instructor permission.
PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Injury epidemiology: analyses of major injury problems affecting the public in the workplace, community, and home using epidemiologic model and conceptual framework; emphasis on strategies/program development for prevention and control.
PUBH 6123 - Violence Prevention and Control: Theory, Research, and Application
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis/critique of major theories and of epidemiological research pertinent to violence, including characteristics of violence and relevant risk factors, reporting/treatment protocols, and current/potential intervention efforts and prevention initiatives. Emphasizes interdisciplinary contributions to violence prevention/control.
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to key issues in global health. Global burden of disease. Cultural issues/health. Nutrition. Infectious diseases. Environmental problems. Women/children. Prereq Grad student.
PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues related to providing adequate levels of clean air/water. Local water quantity/quality, air quality in developed/developing world, global air/water quality, policies meant to protect these resources.
PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Effects of globalization on social/sustainable development. Population, war, economics, urbanization, environment, water/sanitation, communicable/non-communicable conditions. New infectious/chronic diseases, food security/environmental health. prereq: Credit will not be granted if received for 6100 or 6365
PUBH 6135 - Job Search Strategies and Career Professional Development
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is intended for students who are interested in learning how to develop a meaningful career in Public Health and related fields. Students will learn skills that they can apply to finding an Applied Practice Experience or internship, and to finding employment. The skills include the following: assessing self-awareness/strengths, researching job/internships and employers, relationship-building (networking), interviewing, self-marketing (e.g. resumes, cover letters), identification of professional goals, and professionalism in the workplace. The focus is primarily non-academic careers but some class content and work may also apply to academic job searches and careers.
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/concepts in identifying health effects in workplace. Strategies for identifying excess risk, evaluating strengths/weaknesses of research techniques, assessing bias/confounding. prereq: Coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics
PUBH 6154 - Climate Change and Global Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interconnected relationships between global climate change/human health. Develop computer models to predict climate change from natural/anthropogenic forces, predict human health outcomes as result of changing climate. prereq: Students must have elementary computer skills.
PUBH 6159 - Principles of Toxicology I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This is the first of two courses that covers fundamental principles of exposure, uptake and metabolism. This course focuses on identifying the mechanisms and effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Discussions will focus on the action of environmental agents and how they interact with humans to cause disease. Emphasis is on understanding the principles of toxicology as they apply to understanding toxicant-human interactions.
PUBH 6160 - Principles of Toxicology II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This second part of the Principles of Toxicology course is focused on toxicodynamics. In this course,students will learn to apply their knowledge of basic toxicokinetic principles and metabolic systems to elucidate mechanisms of toxicity induced by xenobiotic compounds. In addition, they will learn basic principles of omics-based approaches and methodologies, and how such data can be integrated to assess and predict adverse effects of chemical exposures across multiple levels of biological complexity. At the end of the course, students will give a scientific presentation on a published article of their choice (approved by instructors) that explores the mechanism of a toxicodynamic process. prereqs: Biochemistry and PubH 6104 or permission of the instructor
PUBH 6161 - Regulatory Toxicology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth introduction to laws (and associated regulations) of U.S. federal regulatory agencies, such as CPSC, EPA, FDA, OSHA, and DOT, that require/use toxicological data/information in their mission of protecting human/environmental health. prereq: Background in toxicology or pharmacology or related field is recommended
PUBH 6162 - Biomarkers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduce current status of molecular biomarker research, including biomarkers of chemical exposures, genetic toxicity markers, genomics-based biomarkers of susceptibility, organ/systems biomarkers. Progression of biomarker development/application from laboratory environment to clinical or population-based settings/development of public health policies/interventions. prereq: Introductory courses in toxicology and exposure analysis recommended
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nurs/PubH 5170
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Concepts/issues in occupational health/safety. Application of public health principles/decision-making process in preventing injury/disease, promoting health of adults, protecting worker populations from environmental hazards. Observational visit to manufacturing facility. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 5181/VMed 5165
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles/methods for surveillance of foodborne diseases. Investigation of outbreaks, assessment of food safety hazards. Focuses on integration of epidemiologic/lab methods.
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues/controversies surrounding emerging infectious diseases. Framework for considering realistic/innovative policies. Bioterrorism, public health preparedness. Pandemic influenza preparedness, smallpox vaccination, antibiotic resistance. prereq: AHC student, instr consent
PUBH 6184 - Field and laboratory methods in public health entomology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Pathogens transmitted by arthropods, particularly mosquitoes and ticks, inflict human disease all over the world. These pathogens represent a broad diversity of persistent foes as well as emerging challengers. PubH 6184: Field and laboratory methods in public health entomology will provide students with the tools and experiences that they will need to be conversant on the topic with both the general public and public health entomology experts. This course is intended to prepare MPH, Veterinary, and other graduate and undergraduate student to work alongside these experts and be able to contribute intelligently to entomological problems they might encounter during their future careers. To this end, rather than having a heavy emphasis on lectures and textbooks, the course has many field trips to professional entomology facilities, field work, and laboratory projects.
PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview air, water, and soil chemistry. Pertinent environmental problems. Human/ecological multimedia exposures to chemicals in the environment. prereq: One course each in [gen chem, org chem] or instr consent
PUBH 6192 - Measurement and Properties of Air Contaminants
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Gaseous/particulate air contaminants, their occurrence in workplaces. Factors governing generation/dispersal. Criteria, rationales, and standards for measurement in workplace. Industrial hygiene measurement. Aerosol-related ill-health. prereq: Good grasp of [elementary physics, chemistry, mathematics including calculus]