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Introduction to Environmental Health


Environmental health is a branch of public health. This course is an introduction to the field tackling current issues and interventions for solving environmental health problems. The course will assist the participant in becoming aware of the scope of the field of environmental health and the ideas on which environmental health interventions are based.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the major environmental agents, their interactions, and adverse effects
  2. Predict the nature of the agent’s adverse effects from its physical, chemical, or infectious properties, and how that may influence environmental or public health
  3. Describe and use models for predicting the magnitude of adverse effects in biological systems
  4. Identify significant gaps in the current knowledge concerning health effects of environmental agents and areas of uncertainty in the risk-assessment process
  5. Recognize the current legislation and regulation regarding environmental issues

Course Outline

  1. Human impact on the environment
  2. Environment-human interaction
  3. Environmental impact on humans
  4. Exposure, dose, and response
  5. Environmental toxicology
  6. Environmental carcinogenesis
  7. Risk assessment and management
  8. Indoor and outdoor air pollution
  9. Environmental health economics and policy
  10. Occupational health
  11. Food- and water-borne diseases
  12. Municipal, industrial, and hazardous waste
  13. Environmental justice and policy
  14. Risk communication

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.