180.612.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Michael Trush
  • Course Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Describe the interdisciplinary nature needed to address environmental health problems
    • Evaluate and critique a body of literature in environmental health in order to assess the state of knowledge and research gaps
    • Describe in detail methodologies currently used in environmental health research
    • Describe current problems and potential solutions in environmental health
    • Explain research results to technical and lay audiences
  • Course Description
    Since solving environmental issues requires the integration of multi-disciplinary approaches, students build on the basic principles and concepts presented in Principles of Environmental Health I. Students focus on the foundational knowledge and methods in environmental health needed by doctoral students to prepare for careers in environmental health.
  • Intended Audience

    PhD students in EHS.  PHDstudents from other BSPH  and DrPH students can enroll if they have taken an environmental health course

  • Methods of Assessment
    Evaluation based on journal article presentations and the preparation and presentation of a final paper that integrates the various disciplines of environmental health. Presentations should demonstrate an understanding of the five learning objectives
  • Prerequisites
    Principles of Environmental Health I
  • Required Text(s)

    Toms River

  • 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.

  • Course Format

    The format will be presentations by course faculty as well as research paper provided by the faculty. Students will be assigned a faculty provided reading for their presentation.

  • Assignment Descriptions and Guidelines

    Paper for Advanced Environmental Health


    The book Toms River will serve as a basis for your paper and power point presentation. The overall length of the paper should  be 10 pages , not including references ,figures and diagrams, and should be organized into three sections: the underlying environmental health fundamentals and  concepts of your topic area; the components of Toms River that deal with your topic area (in your paper include the specific pages that deal with your topic area  ); and how would you address the environmental health issues Toms River in 2013 using  contemporary concepts and methods .In addition to the book, you can incorporate any research papers  published in the scientific literature relating to Toms River.

                                                      Topic Areas 

    1. Discuss and describe the environmental history of CIBA including aspects of its public health ethics and responsibilities.

    2. Discuss the environmental exposure issues associated with Toms River, including its assessment and any exposure interventions used.

    3. Discuss the  issues dealing with industrial and hazardous waste in Toms River.

    4. Describe the toxicological issues and disease concerns  in Toms River. Include agents, toxicological tests and scientists whose  research was described .

    5.Discuss the occupational health and medicine issues in Toms River .

    6.Describe and discuss the environmental epidemiological issues associated with Toms River .

    7. Discuss the environmental agencies and regulations that pertain to Toms River .An important component of risk management  and communication is community outreach and engagement. Include this component in your paper   and presentation.


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