Courses Taught by Richard Neitzel

EHS655: Human Exposure Analysis

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Neitzel, Richard
  • Prerequisites: Graduate standing
  • Description: Students taking this course will learn how to conduct statistical analyses of human exposures, and will apply these skills to a dataset containing exposure and health outcome data. They will also develop skills for understanding, interpreting, and communicating exposure information and for identifying and communicating evidence-based risk management recommendations.
  • Course Goals: This course will give students the opportunity to conduct an in-depth analysis of a single dataset over the course of one semester. The dataset will contain human exposure and health outcome data. Students will apply the exposure analysis techniques discussed in lectures - and any additional techniques they are familiar with and wish to apply - and will also develop skills for understanding.

EHS658: Physical Hazards

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Neitzel, Richard
  • Prerequisites: Graduate Standing or Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Lectures, discussions, demonstrations on the health effects, measurements methods, regulations, and control technologies related to physical hazards, including temperature extremes, noise, vibration, lasers, non-ionizing radiation (rf, microwave, IR, visible, and UV), and ionizing radiation.

PUBHLTH514: Public Health Sciences and the Environment

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Neitzel, Richard
  • Prerequisites: MPH, MHI, or MHSA Residential Students Only or By Instructor Permission
  • Description: Many public health outcomes are directly influenced by human contact with the environment. This course will explore an important discipline within public health, environmental health sciences- that is, the study of how environmental factors affect human health and disease. We will apply environmental health and systems thinking principles to evaluate several major threats to public health: climate change, the built environment, and environmental justice issues. We will also assess the effectiveness of policies designed to address and reduce the threats presented by these and other issues.
  • Learning Objectives: After completion of the course, students should be able to: --Explain the critical importance of evidence in advancing public health knowledge (CEPH LO 6)--Explain effects of environmental factors on a population's health (CEPH LO 7, linked to competency M1, CEPH C15) --Explain how globalization affects global burdens of disease (CEPH LO 11, linked to competency CEPH C22) --Apply process mapping methods to systematically evaluate the generation and movement of environmental hazards on the public (linked to competency CEPH C22) --Explain the impact of pollution control policies on public health outcomes (linked to competency CEPH C15) --Explain how environmental and occupational exposures can be measured and connected to human health (linked to competency M1) --Explain why a focus on sensitive and vulnerable groups is critical in environmental health science (linked to competency CEPH C15) --Explain strategies that can be applied to reduce environmental and occupational hazards
  • This course required for the school-wide core curriculum