Courses Taught by Tim Dvonch

EHS582: Principles of Community Air Pollution

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Dvonch, Tim (Residential);
  • Last offered Winter 2019
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Discussion of economic, nuisance, and health aspects, emphasizing sources, causes, effects, control measures, and the organization and administration of community control programs.
Concentration Competencies that EHS582 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EHS Environmental Quality, Sustainability, and Health MPH Evaluate environmental quality and health, including environmental standards on air and water quality, and their effects on individual, community and global health EHS582, EHS570

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);
  • Last offered Winter 2021
  • 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.

EHS601: Exposure Science and Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Dvonch, Tim (Residential);
  • Last offered Fall 2020
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course will convey the basic concepts of occupational and environmental exposure science: the fundamental and practical aspects of assessing and controlling exposures to hazardous agents, broadly defined, encountered in occupational, residential, and ambient environments. The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to assess exposure, and understand how upstream processes create risks for health. Major topics include: the regulatory landscape; prevention and sustainability (by design); recognition and evaluation of the various pathways and routes of exposure to chemical, physical, and biological hazards; air, water, soil, surface, food, and consumer product contamination; control hierarchies, strategies, and technologies, criteria, and standards; the international dimension; and ethical issues.
Concentration Competencies that EHS601 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
EHS Environmental Health Promotion and Policy MPH Summarize qualitative and quantitative aspects of exposure assessment EHS601
EHS Environmental Quality, Sustainability, and Health MPH Evaluate human exposure using exposure assessment strategies and considering multiple sources, media, pathways, and cycles EHS601