Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for CLINICAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL TOXICOLOGY (188.686.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Through a variety of methods, explores adverse impacts on human health from a wide range of environmental and occupational toxicants. Covers toxicant-related health effects by organ system and by selected chemical categories, including metals, pesticides, solvents, and asphyxiants. Discusses the use of biomarkers in clinical evaluations of exposed individuals and populations. Addresses prevention of adverse health effects in exposed populations and assessment of causal relations. Presents a wide range of information resources which are then utilized in course work. Utilizes case-based examples throughout the course.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Recognize adverse health effects of environmental and occupational toxicants in individual patients and/or populations
- Develop a public health-based approach to clinical assessment that includes
- Obtaining a detailed occupational/environmental history
- Utilizing a resource base, including the Internet
- Discussing the application of appropriate diagnostic tests, such as biomarkers
- Defining an evaluation and management plan for exposed patients and/or populations
Wed Fri 1:30 PM to 2:50 PM
Students with interest in clinical toxicology.
Grading Policy: Case study report, multiple choice final
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade