Courses Details

EHS601: Exposure Science and Health

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Dvonch, Tim Meeker, John
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course will convey the basic concepts of occupational and environmental exposure science: the fundamental and practical aspects of assessing and controlling exposures to hazardous agents, broadly defined, encountered in occupational, residential, and ambient environments. The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to assess exposure, and understand how upstream processes create risks for health. Major topics include: the regulatory landscape; prevention and sustainability (by design); recognition and evaluation of the various pathways and routes of exposure to chemical, physical, and biological hazards; air, water, soil, surface, food, and consumer product contamination; control hierarchies, strategies, and technologies, criteria, and standards; the international dimension; and ethical issues.
Concentration Competencies that EHS601 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EHS Environmental Health Promotion and Policy MPH Summarize qualitative and quantitative aspects of exposure assessment EHS601
EHS Environmental Quality, Sustainability, and Health MPH Evaluate human exposure using exposure assessment strategies and considering multiple sources, media, pathways, and cycles EHS601
EHS Environmental Quality, Sustainability, and Health MS Describe sources and processes involved in the transport, behavior and fate of toxic chemicals in the environment and workplace EHS601
EHS Environmental Quality, Sustainability, and Health MS Interpret EHS info within the context of public health EHS601
EHS Industrial Hygiene MS Identify and describe the qualitative and quantitative aspect of hazardous workplace agents, factors, and stressors associated with defined sources and/or processes EHS601
EHS PhD Apply basic principles of environmental and occupational health in the context of public health EHS601
EHS PhD Describe how data are collected and used in exposure and risk assessments of environmental and occupational health hazards EHS601
EPID Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology MPH Explain the relevant biological and behavioral mechanisms that influence human exposures to and health effects of environmental and occupational stressors EHS603, EHS601