About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN NEUROLOGICAL AND MENTAL DISORDERS (187.661.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Covers physical and chemical factors in our environment that contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders, mental health disease, and neurodegeneration. Lectures include a brief introduction to neurobiology, experimental studies in neurotoxicicology, and studies on human populations.

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe intracellular and intercellular mechanisms underlying normal brain function
  • Explain mechanisms underlying associations between mental disorders/neurological diseases and exposure to environmental pollutants 3
  • Discuss developmental, senescent, and genetic factors that increase the individual’s risk to environmental pollutants 4
  • Analyze data from experimental and epidemiological studies

Course Time

Tue Thu   10:30 AM to 11:50 AM

Course Faculty

187.610 or consent of instructor

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on a paper and a final exam.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade