CLINICAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL TOXICOLOGY Syllabus

188.686.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
WF 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    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
  • Course Description

    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.

  • Intended Audience

    Students with interest in clinical toxicology.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Case study report, multiple choice final

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • 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.