Courses Details

EHS601: Exposure Science and Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Tim Dvonch (Residential);
  • Last offered Fall 2023
  • 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.
Tim Dvonch
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
EPID Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology MPH Apply appropriate methods for collecting primary and/or secondary occupational and environmental exposure data and health outcomes for original analysis EHS601