PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH I Syllabus

180.609.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 1st Term | 4 Credit(s)
MW 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Intended Audience

    Degree candidates at SPH

  • Methods of Assessment

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

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    None

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.