182.638.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 4 Credit(s)
WF 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Kellogg Schwab
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Explain the basic concepts of drinking water and wastewater treatment approaches
    • Characterize challenges related to direct and indirect potable water reuse
    • Characterize waterborne pathogens and health risks related to their waterborne transmission
  • Course Description
    Provides an overview of environmental and public health issues related to water use and reuse, and describes the different strategies for treating both drinking water and wastewater to meet regulatory standards and ensure the health of both human populations and the environment. Since two key issues in public and environmental health are sustainable access to clean drinking water and safe reclamation of wastewater, respectively, students learn core principles of water quality engineering that are critical for protecting human populations from waterborne pathogens.
  • Intended Audience
    Graduate students with an interest in water quality.
  • Methods of Assessment

    Written final exam, and/or term paper.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Four quizzes given periodically throughout the term                                                

    Student presentation of a journal article  (approved by instructors by 5/6/11)          


  • Prerequisites
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    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 the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.