182.619.19 | AY 2012-2013 - Winter I Term | 3 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Conduct air sampling for airborne gases and vapors
    • Describe adsorptive and absorptive sampling techniques
    • Select appropriate analytical techniques for air sample analysis
    • Conduct air sampling using direct-reading instruments
    • Write a professional report for air sample survey results
  • Course Description

    Uses laboratory and field methods and equipment to appraise occupational and environmental atmospheric conditions. Topics include gas and vapor sampling and analysis; use and calibration of direct reading field survey instruments for gases and vapors; and water sampling and analysis. Students will also conduct a field air sampling exercise and prepare a presentation to be given to the class. This course is part of a sequence of two courses (IH Lab I and II). IH Lab II is a companion course with additional laboratory exercises.

  • Intended Audience

    For PTIB MSPH students in EHS (follow up to 180.618 IH I)

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Two written lab reports and a presentation.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    180.618 and College chemistry and physics

  • 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.