Environmental health sciences represent the study of environmental factors including biological, physical and chemical factors that affect the health of a community.

POP HLTH 502 Air Pollution and Human Health 

  • Credits: 3 
  • Offered: Fall 
  • Prerequisites: A course in biology; junior standing 
  • Cross listed with ENVIR ST 

Students gain and understanding of toxicologic, controlled and epidemiologic studies on major air pollutants. An overview of study methods, lung physiology and pathology; air pollution sources, types, meteorology, sampling methods, controls and regulations is included.

POP HLTH 560 Health Impact Assessment of Global Environmental Change 

  • Credits: 3 
  • Offered: Spring 
  • Cross listed with Environmental Studies 

This course covers contemporary methods of impact assessment in a framework to address global environmental health threats (e.g., global climate change, deforestation and biodiversity loss, and urban sprawl).

POP HLTH 603 Clinical and Public Health Microbiology 

  • Credits: 5 
  • Offered: Spring 
  • Prerequisites: MM&I 301 & 302 or equivalent. 
  • Cross listed with MM&I 

Lecture-seminar sessions. Lectures (44) describe microorganisms of clinical and public health significance. Seminar sessions (14) discuss issues and controversies of specimen receiving and processing, bacteremia, serodiagnosis of infectious agents, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, laboratory management, and novel approaches to detect infectious agents.

M&ENVTOX 625 Toxicology I 

  • Credits: 3 
  • Offered: Fall 
  • Prerequisites: Biochem 501 & Physiol 335 or cons inst. Path 401 & Phmcol 401 or equiv recommended 
  • Cross listed with AHABS, MEDICINE, M&ENVTOX, ONCOLOGY, PATH, PHM SCI, PHMCOL-M, POP HLTH 

Students gain the basic principles of toxicology and biochemical mechanisms of toxicity in mammalian species and man. Correlations between morphological and functional changes caused by toxicants in different organs of the body are reviewed.

M&ENVTOX 626 Toxicology II 

  • Credits: 3 
  • Offered: Spring 
  • Prerequisites: Env Tox 625 or cons inst 
  • Cross listed with AHABS, MEDICINE, M&ENVTOX, PATH, PHM SCI, PHMCOL-M, POP HLTH 

This course surveys the basic methods and fundamental biochemical mechanisms of toxicity. Toxicity in mammalian organ systems, techniques for evaluating toxicity, as well as mechanisms of species specificity, and environmental interactions (with toxicant examples) are presented.

POP HLTH 650 Section 074: Special Topics in Environmental Health Epidemiology 

  • Credits: 2 
  • Offered: Varies 
  • Prerequisite: at least one introduction to epidemiology and/or study design course and consent of instructor 

This course will introduce students to a variety of environmental health topics and methods used for conducting epidemiologic studies in environmental health.