180.610.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 2nd Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: •Work as a member of a team to consider multi-disciplinary approaches to the solution of environmental health problems. •Give critical consideration to information presented in the scientific literature and discuss its use in the assessment of environmental hazards. •Discuss the relative merits and disadvantages of various interventions to protect health in the context of their specific application. •Develop strategies to address the multiplicity of factors that often drive seemingly uncomplicated environmental public health problems.
  • Course Description

    Utilizes the concepts, principles and applications of the natural and social science disciplines that form the basis of environmental health to address a series of selected issues of current importance. In a case-study format, students learn and work as members of a group to investigate the driving forces that underlie these issues and explore the values of various strategies of assessment and intervention. Assignments include individual written work and group presentations based upon search of the current literature. Focus is on classroom discussion and the critical evaluation of approaches to environmental health practice. Integrates the practical experiences of students in the class wherever possible.

  • Intended Audience

    The targeted audience is EHS degree candidates.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Grading is based on written work and contributions to group and class participation.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    180.609.01 Principles of Environmental Health I

  • 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:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.