ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN NEUROLOGICAL AND MENTAL DISORDERS Syllabus
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 DescriptionCovers 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.
Methods of AssessmentStudent evaluation based on a paper and a final exam.
Prerequisites187.610 or consent of instructor
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
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.
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