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ENV 800 ELEMENTS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES 3 Credit Hours

An introduction to safety in the general work environment with emphasis on selected OSHA safety regulations, human costs of injuries, safety programs and management, field trip work observations, risk assessment, hazard/risk communications. No previous experience or coursework in safety is required.

Prerequisite:  ENV 892 or equivalent introductory environmental health sciences course; permission of instructor.

Cross List: CPH 590

Typically Offered: SPRING

ENV 804 HUMAN FACTORS&ERGONOMC 3 Credit Hours

An introduction to fundamental concepts of physical work, human abilities and capabilities (ergonomics) including psychological and cognitive aspects of human work performance (human factors) for the reduction of occupational injuries and illnesses, reduced costs, productivity improvement, worker well-being and longevity, quality of work life, and job satisfaction.

Prerequisite:  Graduate student status in health sciences or related discipline and permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL

ENV 810 PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to allow students to develop an understanding of human health outcomes associated from environmental and occupational exposures. Students will learn how key issues in environmental health and environmental and occupational medicine are approached from a public health perspective.

Prerequisite:  ENV 892 or equivalent introductory environmental health sciences course; permission of instructor.Crosslist CPH 593

Typically Offered: FALL

ENV 811 AGRICULTURAL HEALTH ANDSAFETY 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide basic information and skills to enable health care and safety professional to function in the anticipation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of occupational illnesses and injuries in the farm community.Crosslist CPH 511.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

ENV 816 ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT 3 Credit Hours

The course will allow students to develop their understanding and knowledge of exposure assessment methods and their application to substantive issues in occupational and environmental health. The course emphasizes methodological principles and good practice, and highlights the many similarities and some interesting differences between occupational and environmental health.

Prerequisite:  ENV 892 or equivalent introductory environmental health sciences course; BIOS 806 or equivalent introductory biostatistics course; permission of instructor.Cross-listed as CPH 594

Typically Offered: FALL

ENV 875 CHEMICAL CARCINOGENS 2 Credit Hours

ENV 888 PRINCIPLES TOXICOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the principles and methods that are used to determine whether an adverse effect is a result of exposure to a specific agent. A primary purpose of toxicology is to predict human toxicity and human health risk assessment relies heavily on toxicological data obtained from animal studies. This course covers basic mechanisms of toxicity as they pertain to whole organisms, organ systems, and specific toxic agents.

Cross List: CPH 597

Typically Offered: SPRING

ENV 892 PUB HLTH ENVIRONMNT/SO 3 Credit Hours

An introduction to environmental factors (including biological, physical and chemical factors) that affect the health of a community. The main focus will be the effects of exposures that have been associated with human health and environmental problems in the Midwest, specifically water and air pollutants related to animal feeding operations, arsenic in ground water, pesticides, herbicides, lead and radiation. The effects of global warming, ergonomic problems in the meat packing industry and occupational and environmental problems in health care will also be discussed.

Cross List: CPH 503

Typically Offered: FALL

ENV 896 RSCH OTHER THAN THESIS 1-9 Credit Hours

This course is for more advanced students who wish to pursue their research interests in selected areas of Medical Humanities.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

ENV 898 SPECIAL TOPICS 1-4 Credit Hours

A course designed for Masters students that focuses on selected topics or problems in Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health.Crosslist CPH 619

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

ENV 902 DOCTORAL SPECIAL TOPICS 1-4 Credit Hours

A course designed for PhD students in Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health and other graduate students that focuses on selected topics or problems in Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health. ¿

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

ENV 950 ADVANCED TOXICOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

This course deals with the adverse effects of chemicals on biological systems. Physiological and biochemical mechanisms of toxicity at the cellular and subcellular levels will be emphasized.

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor and ENV 888 or equivalent.

Cross List: PHSC 950

Typically Offered: FALL

ENV 970 SEMINAR 1 Credit Hour

Attendance at weekly seminars offered by the department/program, or other activities specific to the degree program (contact the program director for more information).

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

ENV 996 DIRECTED READINGS AND RESEARCH 1-9 Credit Hours

This course is specific to doctoral level work in the College of Public Health. Content of this independent study may include research other than dissertation, directed readings, and other study of a doctoral level all under the supervision of a graduate faculty member.

Prerequisite:  Doctoral student status and program permission.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

ENV 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1-9 Credit Hours

Independent student research related to the PhD dissertation. This course may be utilized before or after successful completion of the comprehensive exam.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU