Courses Details

EHS504 Genes and the Environment

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Rozek, Laura
  • Last offered Winter 2017
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Description: In past years disease causation frequently was thought of as a "dichotomy" between genes ("nature") and the environment ("nurture"). More recently this view has been replaced with a more holistic perspective that emphasizes the importance of interactions between genes and environmental and/or occupational exposures. The focus of this course will be on interaction between genes and specific environmental and/or occupational exposures. The course will consist of detailed evaluation of specific examples of gene-exposure interaction (e.g., beryllium-related lung disease, peripheral neurotoxicity from organophosphate pesticides, bladder cancer and amine exposure) the underlying science of such examples, medical consequences, potential policy and social implications of current and future scientific knowledge, and review of current and pending legislation that address these issues. The course will meet for one two-hour session per week, and will be conducted in an advanced seminar-style format. Student will be expected to make presentations and lead discussion, in addition to presentations by faculty and outside guests. Student evaluations will be based on written reports, class participation and class presentation.
U-M School of Public Health Courses

We're sorry, the page you were seeking at U-M SPH was not found.

The requested URL may have been:

  • Moved or renamed when our site was updated
  • Mistyped
  • Referred from a website that had an outdated link

We recommend using the search box above, or browsing from the University of Michigan School of Public Health Homepage or viewing our course descriptions.

Contact Information

  • sph.inquiries@umich.edu - Admissions and general inquiries
  • sph.communications@umich.edu - Communications and media inquiries
  • sph.web@umich.edu - Technical Support