Courses Details

EHS597: Environmental Health and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Residential and Online MPH and Online MS
  • This is a first year course for Online students
  • Winter term(s) for residential students; Winter term(s) for online MPH students; Winter term(s) for online MS students.
  • 2 credit hour(s) for residential students; 2 credit hour(s) for online MPH students; 2 credit hour(s) for online MS students;
  • Instructor(s): Dvonch, Tim (Residential); Dvonch, Tim (Online MPH); Dvonch, Tim (Online MS);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to assess policies and their impact on environmental health and sustainability issues, and understand the role that governmental and organizational bodies play in the development, implementation, and oversight of these policies.
  • Learning Objectives: The students taking this class are expected to be able to: C1) Analyze environmental health policies, considering stakeholder engagement and the role of state, federal, and international agencies; C2) Understand the role of bodies and agencies in environmental health policies at local, state, federal, and international levels; C3) Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity; 4) Recognize the challenges to successful development and implementation of environmental health policies.