Courses Details

EHS585: Psychosocial Factors Impacting Environmental And Occupational Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s):
  • Last offered Fall 2022
  • Not offered 2023-2024
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Undergraduate with permission.
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course aims to enhance the student’s understanding of how the community environment, built environment, and work environment impact the health and safety of individuals. Psychosocial risk factors not only arise from the nature of work but are also bidirectionally impacted by the environment and existing policies and regulations.
  • Learning Objectives: Explain behavioral and psychological factors that affect a population’s health (C2, C3) Critically evaluate major concepts and theories related to the social determinants of health and health behavior relative to the environments of work, community, and built and their intersections (C2, C3) Propose behavioral strategies to enhance environmental health and occupational safety and health performance with the intent to improve population health and wellbeing (C3) Construct a questionnaire to assess (quantitatively and qualitatively) the impact of psychosocial factors on health (C1) Identify how existing environmental and occupational policies and regulations impact psychosocial health (C2)