EHS603: Occupational and Environmental Disease
- Graduate level
- Winter term(s)
- 3 Credit Hour(s)
- Instructor(s): Robins, Thomas
- Prerequisites: None
- Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
- Description: This course will focus on selected topics in occupational and environmental disease, including an understanding of causation and assessing the scientific literature. The goal will be to cover major toxins/exposures and also key organ systems and/or disease categories, reviewing conditions of historical significance as well as current relevance, all within the concepts and contexts of occupational and environmental epidemiology. Major health effects and disease categories to be covered include: lung diseases related to asbestos and other pneumoconiotic dusts; immunologic lung diseases such as asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis; illness caused by organic solvents and persistent organics; pesticide related diseases; occupational skin disease; occupational hearing loss; occupational infectious diseases; illness caused by metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium; environmental and occupational carcinogens; health effects of ionizing radiation including radon; health issues related to outdoor air pollution and indoor air quality including building related illness and mold; health effects of shift work and the built environment; issues of reproductive health; disparities in occupational and environmental health; and other selected topics.
|Department||Program||Degree||Competency||Specific course(s) that allow assessment||EHS||Environmental Health Promotion and Policy||MPH||Recognize adverse health consequences of common environmental and occupational exposures||EHS603||EHS||Environmental Quality, Sustainability, and Health||MS||Recognize adverse health consequences of common environmental and occupational exposures to chemical, physical, and biological hazards||EHS603||EHS||Industrial Hygiene||MS||Explain the physiological, toxicological, and/or biomechanical interactions of physical, chemical, biological, mechanical, and ergonomic agents, factors, and/or stressors found in the workplace with the human body||EHS603, EHS556, EHS602||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|