Courses Details

EHS591: Environmental Toxicology In Communities

  • Graduate level
  • Both Online MPH and Online MS
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Summer term(s) for online MPH students; Summer term(s) for online MS students.
  • 3 credit hour(s) for online MPH students; 3 credit hour(s) for online MS students;
  • Instructor(s): Charles, Simone Charles, Simone (Online MPH); Charles, Simone (Online MS);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Successful completion of PUBHLTH 514 is preferred
  • Description: Toxicology deals with the health effects that can result from environmental hazard exposures. In some communities, these exposures are compounded by historical inequities. Understanding the mechanisms by which these individual and cumulative exposures influence health outcomes is important to inform policy that promotes health and reduces health disparities.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Articulate basic concepts and terminology pertinent to environmental toxicology and the body’s response to toxicant exposures 2. Describe the various sources of toxicants to humans with an emphasis of sources in historically marginalized communities 3. Determine the influence of environmental factors, including environmental racism, on toxicological outcomes 4. Discuss cumulative risks and modifying factors that influence the toxicological response of the body, considering historical compounded environmental exposures 5. Discuss the regulatory framework and policies needed to address historical environmental racism-associated exposures to toxicants in communities