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Environmental Health M.S.

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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, Fax: 612-624-4498)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 33 to 56
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Environmental health is the study of how exposures to external hazards, including chemical, physical, and biological agents, affect human health. Environmental health researchers and professionals seek to understand how to evaluate exposures that create risk to human health, how those exposures elicit biological responses that lead to disease and injury, and how policy is developed and used to prevent adverse health effects. This program offers academic programs at the master's and doctoral levels, conducts research in diverse areas of environmental health, offers continuing education, and conducts outreach. The academic programs prepare students to be leaders in environmental health in academia, industry, consulting groups, and government agencies. The program's training and research emphasizes the importance of translating basic scientific knowledge into solutions for current societal problems and concerns. Applicants must indicate an interest in one of the following specialties within the major: the general environmental health, environmental health policy, environmental infectious diseases, environmental and occupational epidemiology, regulatory toxicology, occupational and environmental health nursing, occupational environmental medicine, occupational injury epidemiology and control, or industrial hygiene.
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.
Minimum requirements include a baccalaureate degree with coursework in the basic sciences. Each concentration requires different preparation: http://www.sph.umn.edu/programs/ehs/tracks/index.asp
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Please visit www.sph.umn.edu for admission requirements.
Required prerequisites
Industrial Hygiene
In addition to program requirements - industrial hygiene requires demonstrable strengths in physics, chemistry (including organic chemistry), biology, and math (including calculus). One or two missing requirements may be completed upon enrollment.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
    • General Test - Verbal Reasoning: 150
    • General Test - Quantitative Reasoning: 150
    • General Test - Analytical Writing: 3.5
  • GMAT
  • MCAT
    • Verbal Reasoning score: 10
    • Physical Sciences score: 10
    • Biological Reasoning score: 10
  • LSAT
  • DAT
    • Score: 18
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 100
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 7.0
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 14 to 20 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is written and oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 27 to 45 major credits and 6 credits outside the major. The final exam is written and oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: The Plan B project is a master's project.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 3 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
The M.S. program prepares students for specialized careers in environmental and occupational health. M.S. students receive a solid technical background in their disciplines and by graduation are proficient in applied or basic research. The minimum credits required for graduation depend on the chosen specialty area. Most concentration areas require a two-year program. M.S. students have the option of completing a Plan A with a thesis or a Plan B project or Plan C.
Concentration Areas
Students may pursue a general program in environmental and occupational health, or focus in a concentration area with basic required courses, or pursue the industrial hygiene sub-plan.
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Health Sciences Core: PUBH 6103, PUBH 6104, PUBH 6105
Environmental chemistry examines the interactions of pollutants with air, water, soil, and their exposures to humans and wildlife. The curriculum emphasizes the processes that control chemical behavior, transport, and fate as a function of environmental factors and chemical properties.
General Requirements
Thesis/dissertation will be taken for 10 credits
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
Specialty Program Course Requirements
CEGE 5541 - Environmental Water Chemistry (3.0 cr)
EEB 5601 - Limnology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry (3.0 cr)
Proposed Electives
Select electives in consultation with adviser.
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CONS 8004 - Economic and Social Aspects of Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 4561 - Solid Hazardous Wastes (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 8503 - Environmental Mass Transport (4.0 cr)
· CEGE 8542 - Chemistry of Organic Pollutants in Environmental Systems (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 8561 - Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments I (3.0 cr)
· EEB 4611 - Biogeochemical Processes (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
· WRS 8050 - Special Topics in Water Resources Science (1.0-3.0 cr)
· EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
Environmental Health Sciences Core: PUBH 6103, PUBH 6104, PUBH 6105
Environmental and occupational epidemiology strives to understand the causal impact of environment and occupation on human health, because public health interventions are most likely to be effective when disease and injury etiology is understood. Epidemiologists develop studies to identify factors that cause diseases and injuries.
General Core Requirements
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
Division Core
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
or PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Specialty Program Course Requirements
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
Proposed Electives
Select electives in consultation with adviser.
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6121 - Topics: Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (1.0-2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6122 - Seminar: Safety in the Workplace (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6173 - Exposure to Physical Agents (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6343 - Epidemiologic Methods III (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 6355 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6387 - Cancer Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 8120 - Occupational Health and Safety Research Seminar (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 8140 - Validity Concepts in Epidemiologic Research (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 8142 - Epidemiologic Uncertainty Analysis (2.0 cr)
-OR-
Environmental Health Policy
Environmental Health Sciences Core: PUBH 6103, PUBH 6104, PUBH 6105
Environmental health policy provides broad, multidisciplinary training in environmental health issues, including occupational health, risk assessment, risk management, decision making, and policy analysis.
General Requirements
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Specialty Program Course Requirements
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6115 - Worker Protection Law (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6116 - Environmental Law (1.0 cr)
Proposed Electives
Select electives in consultation with adviser.
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6049 - Legislative Advocacy Skills for Public Health (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6078 - Public Health Policy as a Prevention Strategy (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6080 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6420 - Introduction to SAS Programming (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6634 - Children and Families: Public Health Policy and Advocacy (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6711 - Public Health Law (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6724 - The Health Care System and Public Health (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6726 - Medical Device Industry: Business and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6780 - Topics: Public Health Administration and Policy (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6835 - Principles of Health Policy (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 8801 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 8802 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 8803 - Long-Term Care: Principles, Programs, and Policies (2.0 cr)
· ANTH 5041 - Ecological Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 8203 - Research Methods in Social and Cultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· PA 5001 - Intellectual Foundations of Public Action (1.5 cr)
· PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis (1.5 cr)
· PA 5021 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (3.0 cr)
· PA 5022 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II (1.5-3.0 cr)
· PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· PA 5032 - Regression Analysis (2.0 cr)
· PA 5033 - Multivariate Techniques (2.0 cr)
· PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection (1.5 cr)
· PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· PA 5722 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
-OR-
Environmental Infectious Diseases
Environmental Health Sciences Core: PUBH 6103, PUBH 6104, PUBH 6105
The Environmental Infectious Diseases (EID) specialty is concerned with the emergence of food-borne and infectious diseases in the United Sates and around the world. The environment, and changing conditions in the environment can have a great impact on the distribution and occurrence of infectious diseases. In evaluating the chain of infection, environment may play a key role in reservoir maintenance, as well as a route of transmission through food, water, and air.
General Requirements
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
or PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Specialty Program Course Requirements
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6380 - Ecology of Infectious Diseases (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases (2.0 cr)
Recommended Electives
Select electives in consultation with adviser.
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 7210 - Topics: Global Food Systems (0.5 cr)
· PUBH 8140 - Validity Concepts in Epidemiologic Research (2.0 cr)
· VMED 8090 - Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Diseases Common to Animals and Humans (3.0 cr)
· VMED 5420 - Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 4121 - Food Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 4122 - Food Fermentations and Biotechnology (2.0 cr)
· BIOL 4121 - Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· MICB 4131 - Immunology (3.0 cr)
· MICB 4151 - Molecular and Genetic Bases for Microbial Diseases (3.0 cr)
· MICB 4171 - Biology, Genetics, and Pathogenesis of Viruses (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Exposure Science
Environmental Health Sciences Core: PUBH 6103, PUBH 6104, PUBH 6105
Students in the Exposure Science program study methods for the identification, measurement and simulation of human exposure and dose from single and multimedia environmental exposures. Students will receive training on various aspects of exposure analysis such as measurements and modeling; chemical, biological, and physical principles required to analyze exposure; mechanisms of exposure; development of molecular biomarkers; and genomic, proteomic, and metabolomic metrics for assessing exposure.
General Requirements
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
or STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Specialty Program Course Requirements
PUBH 6192 - Measurement and Properties of Air Contaminants (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6193 - Advanced Topics in Human Exposure Science (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6175 - Environmental Measurements Laboratory (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6100 - Topics: Environmental Health (0.5-4.0 cr)
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6380 - Ecology of Infectious Diseases (3.0 cr)
Electives
Select electives in consultation with adviser.
-OR-
General Program in Environmental Health
Environmental Health Sciences Core: PUBH 6103, PUBH 6104, PUBH 6105
Students are admitted to the General Program in Environmental Health when they are looking for a program of study that does not fit precisely with the specialty tracks defined in the environmental health sciences major. Emphasis is on the development of a broad, solid foundation in environmental health, with a larger than usual number of elective credits to allow the student an opportunity to pursue their particular interests.
General Requirements
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
or PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Concentration Program Course Requirements
Choose at least two courses from each of the following Environmental Health focus areas.
Exposure
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6192 - Measurement and Properties of Air Contaminants (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6193 - Advanced Topics in Human Exposure Science (2.0 cr)
· VMED 5180 - Ecology of Infectious Disease (3.0 cr)
Policy
Check with adviser for other policy class options.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
Health Effects
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0 cr)
Electives
Select electives in consultation with adviser.
-OR-
Global Environmental Health
Environmental Health Sciences Core: PUBH 6103, PUBH 6104, PUBH 6105
The global environmental health track provides key information for individuals looking to work in the field of global environmental health either overseas or in the U.S. Issues of water and air quality, food safety, and the effects of industrialization are examined, as well as major ecological problems such as deforestation and sustainable agriculture.
General Requirements
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
or PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Specialty Program Course Requirements
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6133 - Global Health Seminar (1.0 cr)
PubH 72xx Topics: Globalization and Health (1 cr)
PUBH 6390 - Topics: Epidemiology (0.5-4.0 cr)
PUBH 6380 - Ecology of Infectious Diseases (3.0 cr)
Electives
7-9 credits, selected in consultation with adviser.
-OR-
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing (OEHN)
Environmental Health Sciences Core: PUBH 6103, PUBH 6104, PUBH 6105
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing (OEHN) provides intensive training for nurses interested in the development, management and evaluation of health services, programs, and policies designed to promote health and prevent work-related injuries and disease.
General Requirements
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Specialty Program Course Requirements
PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
NURS 8600 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
NURS 8170 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
Recommended Electives
Select electives in consultation with adviser.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6034 - Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6325 - Data Processing with PC-SAS (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6348 - Writing Research Grants (2.0 cr)
· NURS 8100 {Inactive} (3.0 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.
Industrial Hygiene
Industrial hygiene (IH) is concerned with the health and safety of people at work, and the community at large. Specific concerns are with the recognition, evaluation and control of potential workplace hazards, including chemical, physical, and biological agents; and the potential health threats to the community and the environment. Our IH program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Required Coursework
Environmental Health Sciences Core: PUBH 6103, PUBH 6104, PUBH 6105
School of Public Health Core Requirements
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
Choose one of the following courses.
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
Division of Environmental Health Sciences Core Requirements
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Occupational Health and Safety Core Requirements
PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0 cr)
Industrial Hygiene Program Requirements
PUBH 6172 - Industrial Hygiene Applications (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6173 - Exposure to Physical Agents (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6174 - Control of Workplace Exposure (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6175 - Environmental Measurements Laboratory (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6192 - Measurement and Properties of Air Contaminants (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6193 - Advanced Topics in Human Exposure Science (2.0 cr)
Industrial Hygiene Electives
Select electives in consultation with adviser.
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6115 - Worker Protection Law (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6116 - Environmental Law (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6161 - Regulatory Toxicology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6176 - Hazardous Materials and Waste Management (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6415 - Biostatistical Methods II (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 7220 - Personal Protective Equipment and Respiratory Protection (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7260 - Ergonomics and the Prevention of Workplace Injuries (1.0 cr)
· CEGE 4561 - Solid Hazardous Wastes (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 5551 - Environmental Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· IE 5511 - Human Factors and Work Analysis (4.0 cr)
· IE 5513 - Engineering Safety (4.0 cr)
· KIN 5001 - Foundations of Human Factors/Ergonomics (3.0 cr)
· ME 5113 - Aerosol/Particle Engineering (4.0 cr)
· ME 5133 - Aerosol Measurement Laboratory (4.0 cr)
· PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
 
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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.
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 3011; College algebra or instr consent; Stat course recommended
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
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 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
CEGE 5541 - Environmental Water Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3501, Chem 1021, Chem 1022
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to water chemistry. Physical chemical principles, geochemical processes controlling chemical composition of waters, behavior of contaminants that affect the suitability of water for beneficial uses. prereq: 3501, Chem 1021, Chem 1022
EEB 5601 - Limnology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced introduction to description/analysis of interaction of physical, chemical, and biological factors that control functioning of life in lakes and other freshwater aquatic environments. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
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
CONS 8004 - Economic and Social Aspects of Conservation Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic/social aspects of conservation biology. Ecological economics, human dimension of conservation biology, values of conserving species/ecosystems. prereq: CBio student or instr consent
CEGE 4561 - Solid Hazardous Wastes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: CSE or grad, Chem 1022, 3501 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Solid and hazardous waste characterization; regulatory legislation; waste minimization; resource recovery; chemical, physical, and biological treatment; thermal processes; disposal practices. Analysis and design of systems for treatment and disposal. prereq: CSE or grad, Chem 1022, 3501 or instr consent
CEGE 8503 - Environmental Mass Transport
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3502, 3501 or equiv or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Principles of intraphase and interfacial chemical transport and fate in the environment, specifically the processes of diffusion, dispersion, and convection. Application to surface water and atmospheric mixing, dispersion in groundwater, and transport between these media. prereq: 3502, 3501 or equiv or instr consent
CEGE 8542 - Chemistry of Organic Pollutants in Environmental Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [4541, 5541] or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural characteristics and physico-chemical properties of organic contaminants in aquatic systems. Emphasizes PCBs, PAHs, dioxins, insecticides, herbicides, and chlorinated solvents. Factors affecting their transport/transformation. Structure- and property-activity relationships, their use in predicting organic chemical behavior. prereq: [4541, 5541] or instr consent
CEGE 8561 - Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: One sem grad work or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to hydrologic transport and water quality simulation in natural water systems. Deterministic, process-oriented water quality model development. Mixed cell models, advection, turbulent diffusion/dispersion. Chemical/biological kinetics in water quality models. Application of water quality models to management problems. prereq: One sem grad work or instr consent
EEB 4611 - Biogeochemical Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [BIOC 2331, CHEM 2301, PHYS 1201] or #
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Application of biochemistry, ecology, chemistry, and physics to environmental issues. Issues in biogeochemistry. Impact of humans on biogeochemical processes in soils, lakes, oceans, estuaries, forests, urban/managed ecosystems, and extreme environments (e.g., early Earth, deep sea vents, thermal springs). prereq: [BIOC 2331, CHEM 2301, PHYS 1201] or instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
WRS 8050 - Special Topics in Water Resources Science
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Special topics in water resources science.
EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Regulation of energy and elements cycling through ecosystems. Dependence of cycles on kinds/numbers of species within ecosystems. Effects of human-induced global changes on functioning of ecosystems. prereq: [Biol 3407 or Biol 5407] or instr consent
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 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
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
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 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
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 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods and techniques for designing, implementing, analyzing, and interpreting observational epidemiologic studies, including cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies.
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-way ANOVA, interactions, repeated measures, general linear models. Logistic regression for cohort and case-control studies. Loglinear models, contingency tables, Poisson regression, survival data, Kaplan-Meier methods, proportional hazards models. prereq: [PubH 6450 with grade of at least B, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
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 6121 - Topics: Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Selected projects in injury prevention.
PUBH 6122 - Seminar: Safety in the Workplace
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Realm of and potential risk factors for occupational safety problems. Strategies for prevention/control.
PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pathogenesis of diseases caused by occupational hazards. Evaluating work-related illnesses. Overall regulatory framework governing occupational health/safety. prereq: Environmental health major; toxicology course recommended or instr consent
PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Guided evaluation of potential health/safety problems at work site, recommendations and design criteria for correction/evaluation of occupational health/safety programs. prereq: 6170 or instr consent
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 6173 - Exposure to Physical Agents
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Nature, health effects, monitoring, and control of physical agents in working/living environments. Ionizing/non-ionizing radiations (including lasers, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light). Noise/vibration, heat/cold stress. Dose, response, and engineering interventions.
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 6343 - Epidemiologic Methods III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis/interpretation of data from various epidemiological study designs. SAS used to demonstrate epidemiological/statistical concepts in data analysis. prereq: [6342, 6451] with a grade of at least B- or instr consent
PUBH 6355 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Compendium of human diseases relevant to public health professionals. Focuses on cardiovascular disease, cancer, and infectious disease. Presented from epidemiologic perspective. Significance of diseases in terms of prevalence, incidence, morbidity, and mortality. Risk factors, prevention strategies. prereq: Epidemiology major or public health nutrition major or instr consent
PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and/ methods. Strategies for disease control and prevention, including immunization. Relevance of modes of transmission of specific agents for disease spread and prevention. Public health consequences of infectious diseases at local, national, and international levels.
PUBH 6387 - Cancer Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Epidemiologic aspects of cancer. Theories of carcinogenesis, patterns of incidence and mortality, site-specific risk factors. Issues of cancer control and prevention.
PUBH 8120 - Occupational Health and Safety Research Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Facilitates student research training in occupational injury prevention. Roundtable discussions, interdisciplinary involvement. prereq: [6120, [6330 or 6341], 6450, environmental health major, [OIPRTP specialty or equiv]] or instr consent
PUBH 8140 - Validity Concepts in Epidemiologic Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual basis for validity in observational epidemiologic research. Recognizing, evaluating, preventing, and correcting for confounding specification error, measurement-error bias, and selection/follow-up bias.
PUBH 8142 - Epidemiologic Uncertainty Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Scientific interpretation of statistical analysis as dependent on both data and assumptions. Techniques that enable an investigator to incorporate uncertainty about assumptions into a quantitative analysis. prereq: 8140
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
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
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
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 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: Intro courses in toxicology/exposure analysis (e.g., PubH 6104 Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology, PubH 6103 Exposure to Environmental Hazards) or equivalent.
PUBH 6115 - Worker Protection Law
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of government in protecting rights of citizens. Labor movement history as starting point for discussion of systems for protecting workers in unsafe workplaces and compensating them for injuries. Laws against class-based discrimination.
PUBH 6116 - Environmental Law
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Questions when pollution protection law conflicts with policy encouraging the use of natural resources. Conflicts when government restricts use of property without compensating its owner. Increasing authority of government to audit businesses.
PUBH 6049 - Legislative Advocacy Skills for Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
State legislature as arena for public health practice. Skills necessary to operate in that arena. Analyzing emergence, development, and resolution of legislative issues of public health importance.
PUBH 6078 - Public Health Policy as a Prevention Strategy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophical, ethical, economic, political, efficacy rationale for policy approach to prevention. Historical/current application of prevention policy to public health problems. prereq: 2nd yr MPH or public health MS student or [Epi, Biostats, Env Hlth, HSRPconcurrent registration is required (or allowed) in A PhD student] or instr consent
PUBH 6420 - Introduction to SAS Programming
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Use of SAS for analysis of biomedical data. Data manipulation/description. Basic statistical analyses (t-tests, chi-square, simple regression).
PUBH 6634 - Children and Families: Public Health Policy and Advocacy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course will focus on how public policies at the federal, state and local level influence children's health. Students will develop practical skills to understand, analyze, communicate, and advocate on children’s policy issues. The course will include presentations and discussions with Minnesota's current leaders in children's health policy including legislators, advocates, and state commissioners. Instructor information: Lauren Gilchrist is the Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Mark Dayton. In this role, she works with commissioners, legislators, local government and stakeholders to advance health and human services policy issues for the state of Minnesota. She previously served as an advisor to the late Senator Ted Kennedy and Senator Al Franken.
PUBH 6711 - Public Health Law
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Basic concepts of law, legislative process, and legal bases for existence/administration of public health programs. Legal aspects of current public health issues/controversies, regulatory role of government in health services system. prereq: Grad student or professional school student or instr consent
PUBH 6724 - The Health Care System and Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Overview of health care delivery, finance systems within public health context. Components of health care system: financing, role of employers/public programs, health care delivery system, managed care. Collaborative interventions between managed care, public health. prereq: Public health or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6726 - Medical Device Industry: Business and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Business, public policy, regulatory, technology management issues concerning medical device/biotechnology industries. Nature/effects of private-public sector interactions. Involvement by leaders in Minnesota organizations. prereq: MPH or MHA or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6780 - Topics: Public Health Administration and Policy
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 60.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
New courses or topics of interest in public health administration/policy.
PUBH 6835 - Principles of Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social, political, and economic context within which U.S. health-care system developed. Influence of these contextual elements on public policies guiding/regulating organization/delivery of health services. prereq: [Pub hlth [MPH or certificate] or pub affairs MPA or healthcare admin MHA or [health serv research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]]] student or instr consent
PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02013
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understanding an evaluation study. Program evaluation. Applications to health and mental health settings. emphasizes public health.
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 8801 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integrated overview of U.S. health services policy. Related theoretical/empirical literature. Analysis of alternative policy-making models, political/philosophical underpinnings of those models. prereq: [Grad or professional school] student or instr consent
PUBH 8802 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasizes relationships between health services research/policy. Uses case studies to examine how research influences policy/vice versa.
PUBH 8803 - Long-Term Care: Principles, Programs, and Policies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Long-term care policy for functionally impaired persons, particularly the elderly. Team taught from healthcare and social services perspective; grounded in research literature on evidence of program effects. Innovative programs addressing current fragmentation of services. prereq: Grad-level health-care policy course or instr consent
ANTH 5041 - Ecological Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00001
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concepts, theories, and methods of ecological anthropology (cultural ecology) show how humans interact with the biophysical environment. Compare biological and cultural interactions with the environment; examine adaptive strategies cross-culturally. prereq: grad or instr consent
ANTH 8203 - Research Methods in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classic and current issues in research methodology, including positivist, interpretivist, feminist, and postmodernist frameworks. Methodology, in the broadest sense of the concept, is evaluated. Students conduct three research exercises and set up an ethnographic research project. prereq: Grad anth major or instr consent
PA 5001 - Intellectual Foundations of Public Action
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Evolution of intellectual approaches that underlie public planning, management, and policy analysis in a democratic society. How decision making is shaped by knowledge/values. Role of rationality. Conceptual, descriptive/normative, and structure/process approaches.
PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
PA 5021 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, and concepts of international trade. prereq: [Econ 1101 or equiv] or instr consent
PA 5022 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II
Credits: 1.5 -3.0 [max 4.5]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
PA 5032 - Regression Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Bivariate/multivariate models of regression analysis, assumptions behind them. Problems using these models when such assumptions are not met. prereq: [5031 or equiv] or instr consent
PA 5033 - Multivariate Techniques
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Use of bivariate and multivariate statistical approaches for analyzing and evaluating public affairs issues and the assumptions behind the analytical approaches. Designed to help students read, understand, interpret, use, and evaluate empirical work used in social sciences by policy analysts and policy makers. prereq: [5032 or 5044 or equiv] or instr consent. May fulfill stats requirements in other programs.
PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to survey research methods. Emphasizes applications to policy/applied research. Research design choices (e.g., descriptive, experimental, case studies), sampling, variable specification, measurement. Conducting interviews, self-administered questionnaires. Qualitative techniques. prereq: [5031 or equiv], [major in publ policy or sci, tech, environ policy or urban/regional planning] or instr consent
PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interplay of science, technology, the environment, and society. Approaches from across the social sciences will cover how science and technology can create new environmental pressures as well as policy challenges in a range of spheres from climate change to systems of intellectual property and international development.
PA 5722 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01860 - ApEc 5651/PA 5722
Typically offered: Every Spring
Public policy associated with natural resource use and environmental protection. Develops/applies economic concepts/methodologies/policy mechanisms. Principles of environmental/resource economics. Issues related to renewable/nonrenewable resources and environmental pollution. Focuses on scientific/political aspects of policy. prereq: [Intermediate microeconomics, intermediate policy analysis, grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, 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
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
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 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
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 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: Intro courses in toxicology/exposure analysis (e.g., PubH 6104 Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology, PubH 6103 Exposure to Environmental Hazards) or equivalent.
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 6380 - Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00899 - CMB 5180/PubH 5180
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways in which host, agent, and environmental interactions influence transmission of infectious agents. Environmental dissemination, eradication/control, evolution of virulence, analytical/molecular tools.
PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and/ methods. Strategies for disease control and prevention, including immunization. Relevance of modes of transmission of specific agents for disease spread and prevention. Public health consequences of infectious diseases at local, national, and international levels.
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 7210 - Topics: Global Food Systems
Credits: 0.5 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Food systems related to specific food products, including inputs, processes, and outputs from production sites to consumers. Context for food safety policy. Concept of food system biosecurity as prerequisites for a safe, abundant, affordable, and diverse food supply. Case studies of food-borne disease outbreaks illustrate critical controls in food production.
PUBH 8140 - Validity Concepts in Epidemiologic Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual basis for validity in observational epidemiologic research. Recognizing, evaluating, preventing, and correcting for confounding specification error, measurement-error bias, and selection/follow-up bias.
VMED 8090 - Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Diseases Common to Animals and Humans
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Major human zoonotic diseases, methods of transmission, diagnosis, control, and prevention. prereq: Epidemiology and infectious disease course or instr consent
VMED 5420 - Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Impact, application, and interpretation of molecular techniques in understanding etiology, transmission, and control of infectious diseases important to animal and public health. Theoretical/practical aspects of molecular biology methods in context of epidemiological studies of infectious diseases, including bacterial/viral infections of veterinary/zoonotic significance. Population and evolutionary genetics of pathogenic microorganisms. Data analysis/interpretation. Design of descriptive/hypothesis-driven epidemiological studies involving molecular techniques. prereq: Basic course in microbiology
FSCN 4121 - Food Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Microorganisms involved in food-borne disease, food fermentations, and food spoilage. Methods for their control/detection. Food microbiology. Foodborne pathogens. Microbial food spoilage. Control of microorganisms in food. prereq: BIOC 3021, [2021 or VBS 2032 or MICB 3301]
FSCN 4122 - Food Fermentations and Biotechnology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major food fermentations important for food industry. Microbiological components. Impact of biotechnology on food production. Genetic tools. Improvement of microbes used in food production by biotechnological approaches. prereq: [MICB 3301, BIOL 4003] or instr consent
BIOL 4121 - Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Evolution/structure of microbial communities. Population interaction within ecosystems. Quantitative/habitat ecology. Biogeochemical cycling. Molecular microbial ecology, gene transfer in the environment. Molecular phylogeny of microorganisms. Application of microbes in agriculture. Production of commodity chemicals, drugs, and other high-value products. prereq: 3301
MICB 4131 - Immunology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01727 - /MicB 4131/VPM 4131
Typically offered: Every Fall
Molecular, genetic, cellular bases for humoral/cell-mediated immunity. Innate immunity. Antigen recognition by B/T lymphocytes. Interactions between lymphocytes/other cells of immune system. Cytokines. Immunoregulation. Key aspects of clinical immunology. prereq: [2022 or VPB 2022 or BIOL 2032 or VPB 2032 or VBS 2032 or 3301 or MicB 3301], [BIOC 3021 or BIOL 3021 or BIOC 4331]
MICB 4151 - Molecular and Genetic Bases for Microbial Diseases
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Genetic basis of microbial pathogenesis. Effect of gene transfer and regulation on evolution of microbial pathogens and capacity to colonize, induce disease. Biochemical and cellular interactions between bacteria and human hosts. prereq: MicB 4131 and BioC 3021 advised
MICB 4171 - Biology, Genetics, and Pathogenesis of Viruses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: MicB 4141W/4171
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structure, attachment, entry. Genome replication/mRNA production by RNA viruses. Reverse transcription. DNA virus templates. Replication of DNA virus genomes. Processing of viral pre-mRNA. Translational control. Assembly, host defense, tumor viruses, pathogenesis, HIV, antivirals. prereq: [BIOC 3021, BIOL 4003, [3301 or BIOL 4004]] or instr consent; seats are prioritized for CBS majors (others who meet the course prerequisites can contact the instructor for permission)
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 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major 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
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 3011; College algebra or instr consent; Stat course recommended
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
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 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, 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 6193 - Advanced Topics in Human Exposure Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designing exposure studies for epidemiologic investigations and health risk assessments. Techniques to measure/estimate human exposures to hazardous agents in non-occupational and occupational environments. prereq: 6192 or instr consent
PUBH 6175 - Environmental Measurements Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Measuring exposures to potentially hazardous agents in air or water. Sampling the agent. Preparing sample for analysis. Conducting analysis. Interpreting results. prereq: EH or instr consent
PUBH 6100 - Topics: Environmental Health
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
New course offerings/topics of interest 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 Spring
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: Intro courses in toxicology/exposure analysis (e.g., PubH 6104 Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology, PubH 6103 Exposure to Environmental Hazards) or equivalent.
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 6380 - Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00899 - CMB 5180/PubH 5180
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways in which host, agent, and environmental interactions influence transmission of infectious agents. Environmental dissemination, eradication/control, evolution of virulence, analytical/molecular tools.
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 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
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
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
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 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
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 6193 - Advanced Topics in Human Exposure Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designing exposure studies for epidemiologic investigations and health risk assessments. Techniques to measure/estimate human exposures to hazardous agents in non-occupational and occupational environments. prereq: 6192 or instr consent
VMED 5180 - Ecology of Infectious Disease
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00899
Typically offered: Every Fall
How host, agent, environmental interactions influence transmission of infectious agents. Environmental dissemination, eradication/control, evolution of virulence. Use of analytical/molecular tools.
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: Intro courses in toxicology/exposure analysis (e.g., PubH 6104 Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology, PubH 6103 Exposure to Environmental Hazards) or equivalent.
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 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pathogenesis of diseases caused by occupational hazards. Evaluating work-related illnesses. Overall regulatory framework governing occupational health/safety. prereq: Environmental health major; toxicology course recommended or instr consent
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 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 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
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
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
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 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
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 6133 - Global Health Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Aspects of global health from public health perspective. Faculty/students from different backgrounds/programs lead/discuss presentations on global health topics. prereq: Public health student or instr consent
PUBH 6390 - Topics: Epidemiology
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 80.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
New course offerings or topics of interest in epidemiology.
PUBH 6380 - Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00899 - CMB 5180/PubH 5180
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways in which host, agent, and environmental interactions influence transmission of infectious agents. Environmental dissemination, eradication/control, evolution of virulence, analytical/molecular tools.
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 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
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
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 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pathogenesis of diseases caused by occupational hazards. Evaluating work-related illnesses. Overall regulatory framework governing occupational health/safety. prereq: Environmental health major; toxicology course recommended or instr consent
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 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Guided evaluation of potential health/safety problems at work site, recommendations and design criteria for correction/evaluation of occupational health/safety programs. prereq: 6170 or instr consent
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 6451 - Biostatistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-way ANOVA, interactions, repeated measures, general linear models. Logistic regression for cohort and case-control studies. Loglinear models, contingency tables, Poisson regression, survival data, Kaplan-Meier methods, proportional hazards models. prereq: [PubH 6450 with grade of at least B, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6034 - Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02013 - PubH 6034/PubH 6852
Typically offered: Every Spring
Developing useful program evaluations. Emphasizes skills for program administrators, planners. Needs assessments. Assessment of program design, implementation, impact. Cost-effectiveness analysis. Quantitative and qualitative data collection methods. Ethical considerations.
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 6325 - Data Processing with PC-SAS
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to methods for transferring/processing existing data sources. Emphasizes hands-on approach to pre-statistical data processing and analysis with PC-SAS statistical software with a Microsoft Windows operating system.
PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods and techniques for designing, implementing, analyzing, and interpreting observational epidemiologic studies, including cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies.
PUBH 6348 - Writing Research Grants
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Focuses on NIH research grants. Mechanisms of grant writing: specific aims, hypotheses, innovation, background, approaches, evaluation analyses, principles of informed consent, budget development, and grant-review process.
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
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 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
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
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
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 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pathogenesis of diseases caused by occupational hazards. Evaluating work-related illnesses. Overall regulatory framework governing occupational health/safety. prereq: Environmental health major; toxicology course recommended or instr consent
PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Guided evaluation of potential health/safety problems at work site, recommendations and design criteria for correction/evaluation of occupational health/safety programs. prereq: 6170 or instr consent
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 6172 - Industrial Hygiene Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health/safety hazards. Practice application to specific industrial hygiene problems related to gases/vapors, aerosols, and physical agents.
PUBH 6173 - Exposure to Physical Agents
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Nature, health effects, monitoring, and control of physical agents in working/living environments. Ionizing/non-ionizing radiations (including lasers, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light). Noise/vibration, heat/cold stress. Dose, response, and engineering interventions.
PUBH 6174 - Control of Workplace Exposure
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Hierarchy of options for controlling human exposures to airborne contaminants, both gaseous/aerosol. Science/practice of process control/exhaust ventilation in workplaces/other indoor air spaces/air cleaning. Control of emissions to ambient environment.
PUBH 6175 - Environmental Measurements Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Measuring exposures to potentially hazardous agents in air or water. Sampling the agent. Preparing sample for analysis. Conducting analysis. Interpreting results. prereq: EH 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 6193 - Advanced Topics in Human Exposure Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designing exposure studies for epidemiologic investigations and health risk assessments. Techniques to measure/estimate human exposures to hazardous agents in non-occupational and occupational environments. prereq: 6192 or instr consent
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: Intro courses in toxicology/exposure analysis (e.g., PubH 6104 Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology, PubH 6103 Exposure to Environmental Hazards) or equivalent.
PUBH 6115 - Worker Protection Law
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of government in protecting rights of citizens. Labor movement history as starting point for discussion of systems for protecting workers in unsafe workplaces and compensating them for injuries. Laws against class-based discrimination.
PUBH 6116 - Environmental Law
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Questions when pollution protection law conflicts with policy encouraging the use of natural resources. Conflicts when government restricts use of property without compensating its owner. Increasing authority of government to audit businesses.
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 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 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 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 6176 - Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Generation, control, and disposal of hazardous materials/wastes. Recognizing, evaluating, controlling, and preventing hazards from chemicals that threaten occupational/environmental health. Lectures, case studies, workshops, field trips. prereq: [6170, [courses in [chemistry, organic chemistry] or equiv]] or instr consent
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 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 6415 - Biostatistical Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Statistical computing. Data transformations. Relative risk, odds ratio estimation. Logistic regression. Survival analysis. Kaplan-Meier tables, survival curves. prereq: 6414, [MPH or certificate] or instr consent
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-way ANOVA, interactions, repeated measures, general linear models. Logistic regression for cohort and case-control studies. Loglinear models, contingency tables, Poisson regression, survival data, Kaplan-Meier methods, proportional hazards models. prereq: [PubH 6450 with grade of at least B, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 7220 - Personal Protective Equipment and Respiratory Protection
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
How to choose personal protective equipment and respiratory protection for those responding to emergencies. Treating infectious patients. Handling hazardous materials. Facing known workplace contaminants. Handling/wearing suits, gloves, eye/hearing protection, and hardhats. Respiratory protection ranging from dust masks to a self-contained breathing apparatus. How to develop legally-required personal protective equipment and respiratory protection programs.
PUBH 7260 - Ergonomics and the Prevention of Workplace Injuries
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Summer Odd Year
Ergonomics for prevention of workplace injuries. Engineering principles/policy issues. Cumulative/acute injuries, status of current policy/regulatory efforts, and program management issues. Applications include upper extremity disorders, back injuries, VDT workstations, and safety/productivity issues.
CEGE 4561 - Solid Hazardous Wastes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: CSE or grad, Chem 1022, 3501 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Solid and hazardous waste characterization; regulatory legislation; waste minimization; resource recovery; chemical, physical, and biological treatment; thermal processes; disposal practices. Analysis and design of systems for treatment and disposal. prereq: CSE or grad, Chem 1022, 3501 or instr consent
CEGE 5551 - Environmental Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [Upper div or grad] student
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of microorganisms in environmental bioremediation, pollution control, water/wastewater treatment, biogeochemistry, and human health. Lecture. prereq: [Upper div or grad] student
IE 5511 - Human Factors and Work Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01553
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Human factors engineering (ergonomics), methods engineering, and work measurement. Human-machine interface: displays, controls, instrument layout, and supervisory control. Anthropometry, work physiology and biomechanics. Work environmental factors: noise, illumination, toxicology. Methods engineering, including operations analysis, motion study, and time standards. prereq: Upper div CSE or grad student
IE 5513 - Engineering Safety
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Occupational, health, and product safety. Standards, laws, and regulations. Hazards and their engineering control, including general principles, tools and machines, mechanics and structures, electrical safety, materials handling, fire safety, and chemicals. Human behavior and safety, procedures and training, warnings and instructions. prereq: Upper div CSE or grad student
KIN 5001 - Foundations of Human Factors/Ergonomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: HumF/Kin 5001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Variability in human performance as influenced by interaction with designs of machines and tools, computers and software, complex technological systems, jobs and working conditions, organizations, and sociotechnical institutions. Emphasizes conceptual, empirical, practical aspects of human factors/ergonomic science.
ME 5113 - Aerosol/Particle Engineering
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Kinetic theory, definition, theory and measurement of particle properties, elementary particle mechanics, particle statistics; Brownian motion and diffusion, coagulation, evaporation and condensation, sampling and transport. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student
ME 5133 - Aerosol Measurement Laboratory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Principles of aerosol measurement. Single particle analysis by optical and electron microscopy. Aerosol samplers and inertial collectors. Integral mass concentration and number concentration detectors. Size distribution by laser particle counter and differential mobility particle sizer. Aerosol generation and instrument calibration. prereq: CSE upper div or graduate student
PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them. prereq: Grad or instr consent