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Graduate Committee

Dr. Chandran Achutan (Chair & Graduate Program Director), Dr. JoEllyn McMillan, Dr. Pat Shea (UNL), Dr. Terry Stentz (UNL), and Dr. Aaron Yoder

The PhD program in Environmental Health, Occupational Health and Toxicology provides students with the knowledge base, field and laboratory skills, and problem-solving abilities to become independent, innovative professionals using state-of-the-art approaches to address scientific problems in the fields of environmental health, ecological health, occupational health and safety, and toxicology. The PhD program offers two educational tracks to meet the research interests of our students:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Toxicology
 

PhD students in Environmental Health, Occupational Health & Toxicology must choose to pursue either the Environmental & Occupational Health Track or the Toxicology Track. The coursework requirements for each track are detailed below:

ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH TRACK
Core Courses
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II *3
ENV 970SEMINAR1
ENV 908THERMAL STRESS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT *3
ENV 909OCCUPATIONAL NOISE EXPOSURE AND HEARING LOSS *3
ENV 903INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY *3
ENV 905CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN HEALTH *3
ENV 904ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY *3
EPI 845EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS *3
ENV 811AGRICULTURAL HEALTH AND SAFETY *3
ENV 996DIRECTED READINGS AND RESEARCH1-9
ENV 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-9
Electives (minimum of 6 courses)
Each Student and his/her Supervisory Committee will determine the appropriate elective courses
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)/Ethics Training
*indicates course must be completed prior to Comprehensive Exam
ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH TRACK - MD/PhD STUDENTS
Core Courses
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS *3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II *3
ENV 811AGRICULTURAL HEALTH AND SAFETY *3
ENV 904ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY *3
ENV 912RISK ASSESSMENT AND TOXICOLOGY *3
EPI 845EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS *3
ENV 908THERMAL STRESS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT *3
ENV 970SEMINAR1
ENV 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-9
Electives (3 credits)
Each Student and his/her Supervisory Committee will determine the appropriate elective courses
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)/Ethics Training
*indicates course must be completed prior to Comprehensive Exam
ENV 909OCCUPATIONAL NOISE EXPOSURE AND HEARING LOSS *3
TOXICOLOGY TRACK
Core Courses
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II *3
ENV 970SEMINAR1
ENV 914CHEMICAL CARCINOGENESIS *3
ENV 950ADVANCED TOXICOLOGY *3
ENV 904ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY *3
ENV 912RISK ASSESSMENT AND TOXICOLOGY *3
ENV 913ENVIRONMENTAL PATHOLOGY *3
IPBS 801FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMOLECULES *3
ENV 811AGRICULTURAL HEALTH AND SAFETY *3
ENV 996DIRECTED READINGS AND RESEARCH1-9
ENV 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-9
Electives (minimum 6 courses)
Each Student and his/her Supervisory Committee will determine the appropriate elective courses
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)/Ethics Training
*indicates course must be completed prior to Comprehensive Exam
TOXICOLOGY TRACK - MD/PhD STUDENTS
Core Courses
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS *3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II *3
ENV 811AGRICULTURAL HEALTH AND SAFETY *3
ENV 904ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY *3
ENV 912RISK ASSESSMENT AND TOXICOLOGY *3
ENV 913ENVIRONMENTAL PATHOLOGY *3
ENV 914CHEMICAL CARCINOGENESIS *3
ENV 950ADVANCED TOXICOLOGY *3
ENV 970SEMINAR1
ENV 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (10-16 credits)1-9
Electives (3 credits)
Each Student and his/her Supervisory Committee will determine the appropriate elective courses
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training
*indicates course must be completed prior to Comprehensive Exam
Students who do NOT have a Master's degree (MPH, M.S. with emphasis in Industrial Hygeine or Occupational Safety & Health, or equivalent) will be required to take the following additional courses:
HPRO 830FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS3
EPI 820EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
ENV 892PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY3
ENV 814FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE 3
ENV 816ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT3
ENV 800ELEMENTS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES3
ENV 888PRINCIPLES OF TOXICOLOGY3