This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to and overview of the key areas of environmental health. Using the perspectives of the population and community, the course will cover factors associated with the occurrence of environmental health problems. Students will gain an understanding of the interaction of individuals and communities with the environment, the potential impact on health of environmental agents, and specific applications of concepts of environmental health. The course will consist of a series of lectures case studies, and activities designed to cover principles of the environmental health discipline core. The major topics cover background material and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation). The course also discusses specific agents causing various pathologic conditions in humans and ecosystems. Finally, applications of environmental health principles to evaluate and maintain water and air quality, food safety and waste disposal, as well as approaches to monitoring occupational health and prevention of injuries are discussed.
Rustin, R. Christopher, "PUBH 3136A - Principles of Environmental Health" (2016). Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi. 123.