About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH I (180.609.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Presents concepts, principles, and applications of the main natural and social science disciplines that form the basis of environmental health and describes how these disciplines and their practitioners interact in the environmental health paradigm. Topics include the sources, pathways of exposure, and methods of control of the principal physical, chemical, biologic, and sociologic factors that impact human health in ambient, indoor and occupational environments. Familiarizes students with the processes associated with the translation of basic scientific and health data into public health policy and environmental law. Students gain first-hand experience with the multidisciplinary environmental health approach to the solution of current and emerging environmental problems that pose a risk to public health. Consists of lectures, case studies, and class discussions.

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Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Define the main scientific and sociologic disciplines that form the basis of environmental health and explain how these disciplines and their practitioners interact within the environmental health paradigm
  • Describe the sources, pathways of exposure and methods of control of the principal physical, chemical, biologic and psychosocial hazards that impact human health in ambient, indoor and occupational environments
  • Explain the processes associated with the translation of scientific and health data into public health policy and environmental law
  • Identify and describe important current and emerging environmental problems that pose a risk to public health and describe the multidisciplinary environmental health approach to their solution

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Course Time

Mon Wed   1:30 PM to 3:20 PM

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Course Faculty
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Prerequisites

None

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Intended Audience

Degree candidates at SPH

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Method of student evaluation based on exams and assignments.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

E. William Spannhake
E-mail: espannha@jhsph.edu

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