Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences - EOHS


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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400 Principles of Environmental Health Sciences
3 hours. Environmental influences on health: population, food, energy; community hygiene and injury control; solid/hazardous wastes, air and water pollution, radiation; industrial hygiene and occupational health. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment restricted to public health students; other graduate, professional and advanced undergraduate students admitted by consent as space permits. To obtain consent, see the SPH registrar.

405 Environmental Calculations
2 hours. Problem solving techniques as applied to environmental and occupational health: dimensional analysis, mass and energy balances, trial and error solutions, numerical and graphical techniques. Recommended background: Mathematics through calculus, college physics and chemistry.

408 Biological, Chemical, Explosives, and Nuclear Weapons as Public Health Threats
3 hours. Preparation, understanding of threats, and rescue & response issues pertaining to potential terrorist incidents from a public health perspective. Same as EPID 408. Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: EOHS 400 and EPID 410.

411 Water Quality Management
4 hours. Water pollution; historical and current developments in problems and solutions: characterization of pollutants, regulatory framework, risk assessment, standards, modeling, water purification, public health concerns. Prerequisite(s): Taught online. Consent of the instructor.

418 Analysis of Water and Wastewater Quality
2 hours. Basic instrumentation and procedures related to measurement and surveillance of various water quality parameters.

421 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
2 hours. Recognition, evaluation, control of chemical, biological, and physical agents in the workplace. Application to preliminary surveys, measurement of exposure, and evaluation of control measures. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 400 or consent of the instructor.

425 Evaluation and Control of Physical Agents
4 hours. Theory and methodology in assessing and controlling exposure to physical agents in the occupational environment. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 405 and EOHS 421 and EOHS 428; or consent of the instructor.

426 Evaluation and Control of Chemical and Biological Agents
4 hours. Theory and methodology in assessing and controlling exposure to chemical and biological agents in the occupational environment. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 405 and EOHS 421 and EOHS 428; or consent of the instructor.

427 Evaluation and Control of the Psychosocial Work Environment
2 hours. Theory and methodology in assessing and controlling psychosocial stressors in the occupational environment. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 421 or consent of the instructor.

428 Industrial Hygiene Laboratory I
2 hours. Detailed methods and experiments for measuring chemical, biological, and physical agents; and methods for evaluating the effectiveness of control measures. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 400 and EOHS 405 and EOHS 421, or consent of the instructor.

432 Air Quality Assessment and Management
4 hours. Scientific theory and methods to measure and model air quality for the purpose of managing the protection of the environment and the health of the public. Credit is not given for EOHS 432 if the student has credit in EOHS 431 or EOHS 438. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 405; or consent of the instructor.

436 GIS for Environmental and Public Health Professionals
4 hours. Aims to promote a critical understanding of the basic practices and techniques associated with GIS applications in the environmental and public health areas. Same as HPA 436. Online course. Prerequisite(s): Students outside of EOHS must seek consent of the instructor. Corequisites: EOHS 475 / HPA 480. Recommended background: Computer skills (knowledge of Excel is a minimum) and a strong quantitative background.

440 Chemistry for Environmental Professionals
3 hours. Introductory atmospheric chemistry, aspects of air pollution, chemistry related to natural water and water treatment; priority organic pollutants and heavy metals. Same as CME 411. Prerequisite(s): One year of college chemistry.

441 Ergonomics and Human Factors
3 OR 4 hours. The study of principles and techniques associated with ergonomic problems. Topics include human information input and processing, human output and control, and ergonomic considerations in safety. Same as IE 441. 3 undergraduate hours; 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in IE 342 or consent of the instructor.

455 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
3 hours. General and applied toxicology as it relates to environmental and occupational exposures to hazardous agents. Emphasis on basic principles, specific types of toxicity, and major classes of toxic agents. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 232 and CHEM 234 and BIOS 100 or the equivalent courses and senior standing or above or consent of the instructor.

460 Safety Engineering
3 OR 4 hours. Human protection systems; accident and emergency handling; manufacturing and service hazard systems. Same as IE 461. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): IE 342 or consent of the instructor.

461 Community Health and Consumer Protection
2 hours. Prevention of health hazards due to infectious and chemical agents and physical processes, especially in the home and small community environments; role of health agencies. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 400 or consent of the instructor.

463 Safety Management Systems
2 hours. Introduction to practical aspects of initiating a safety program in a moderately sized production plant. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

472 Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes
3 hours. Management of solid and hazardous waste, including radioactive waste: landfills, incineration, recycling, composting, source reduction, groundwater and air pollution impacts, control, regulations, siting, health impacts. Same as CME 423, and GEOG 444.

475 Health Related Database Design and Analysis
4 hours. Introduces students to the design and analysis of health related relational and spatial databases. Same as HPA 480. Extensive computer use required. Taught online only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Recommended Background: Strong quantitative background recommended.

480 Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
3 hours. Introduction to the framework for policymaking in the realm of occupational and environmental health. Focus is on the role of economics, legal/regulatory processes, and ethical issues. Cross-cultural and international differences will be explored. Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor.

494 Special Topics in Environmental Health
1 TO 4 hours. Environmental/occupational topics of current importance to public health: pollution, industrial hygiene, and related topics. Variable course contents arranged to supplement the existing curriculum. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Undergraduate students with advanced standing may register with consent of the instructor. Undergraduate students with advanced standing may register with consent of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

495 Environmental/Occupational Health Seminar
1 hours. Discussions of current environmental health and occupational health topics, with presentations by students, faculty members and visiting scientists.

512 Advanced Water Quality Management Topics
4 hours. Water quality management course examining drinking water quality and contaminant discharge topics. Risk assessment methodologies are applied for deriving optimal decisions. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 411 or consent of the instructor.

521 Aerosol Science and Technology
3 hours. Advanced technical skills and theory of aerosol physics required for characterizing aerosol behavior, fate and transport, and measurement considerations in occupational/environmental settings. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 421 and EOHS 428; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Two semesters of college-level physics.

529 Applied Industrial Hygiene and Safety
2 hours. Application of methods and best practices in assessing and controlling health and safety hazards in the occupational environment. 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 405 and EOHS 421 and EOHS 428; and consent of the instructor.

530 Current Topics in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
2 hours. Reviews the literature on health effects of environmental and occupational exposures and integrates our current knowledge with relevant policy issues. Same as EPID 530. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Prerequisite(s): EPID 403; or consent of the instructor.

532 Air Quality Management II
2 hours. Air quality management: Integration of diverse aspects. Data interpretation; standards setting; policy implementation; equipment design; hazardous spill modeling; indoor air pollution; case studies. Same as CME 526. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 431 or CME 419.

535 Applied Methods in Occupational Epidemiology
2 hours. Provides students with knowledge of the study designs, measures, and experience in applying statistical methods commonly used in occupational epidemiology. Includes didactic lectures and case studies. Same as EPID 535. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in EPID 404 and EPID 406 and BSTT 401; and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: EOHS 400.

536 Applied Methods in Environmental Epidemiology
2 hours. Provides students with experience in environmental epidemiology methodology through review of literature; discussion of study design and analysis; and analysis of existing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Same as EPID 536. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in EPID 404 and EPID 406 and Credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 401; and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Credit or concurrent registration in EOHS 400.

542 Water Chemistry
4 hours. Chemical equilibria and kinetic principles as applied to processes occurring in natural and engineered water systems. Same as CME 524. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 440 or CME 411.

543 Environmental Organic Chemistry
4 hours. Properties and behavior of environmental organic pollutants. Theory and estimation techniques. Concepts of environmental fate assessment. Applications of fate models. Same as CME 523. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 440 or CME 411.

551 Occupational and Environmental Disease
3 hours. In this course students will learn about diseases that arise due in part to physical, chemical, and biological hazards in the workplace and the general environment. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 400; and EPID 403; or consent of the instructor.

553 Global Environmental and Occupational Health
2 hours. Examines the major current issues in occupational and environmental health and their policy solutions. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 400; or consent of the instructor.

554 Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
2 hours. Methods and issues of environmental epidemiology: outbreak, clusteranalysis, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort, ecological, and time series designs; contemporary issues: cancer and reproductive hazards. Same as EPID 554. Prerequisite(s): EPID 401 and BSTT 401 and EOHS 400; or consent of the instructor.

555 Advanced Topics in Toxicology
3 hours. An in-depth consideration of biotransformation, toxicokinetic modeling, biomarkers, and chemical carcinogenesis. The course is based on articles from the primary literature. Molecular through physiological level effects are considered. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in EOHS 455; or consent of the instructor.

556 Risk Assessment in Environmental and Occupational Health
3 hours. Advanced skills associated with performing environmental and occupational health risk assessments. Covers the four steps of risk assessment in detail. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 405; and BSTT 401; and EPID 400 or EPID 403; or consent of the instructor.

557 Design and Analysis of Experiments
4 hours. Detailed consideration of the mathematical, statistical and practical aspects of design and analysis of experiments that are encountered in physicochemical, biological and engineering investigations. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Completion of one course in statistics, working knowledge of at least one statistical software package (SAS, Design Expert, Minitab, etc.), and consent of the instructor. Recommended Background: A working knowledge of linear algebra and additional advanced course work in statistics.

563 Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems
3 hours. Advanced theory and best practices in the design, implementation, administration, and evaluation of occupational safety and health management systems. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 421; or consent of the instructor.

564 Geographic Information System Application in Public Health
3 hours. Advanced level GIS course to promote critical understanding of the major practices associated with GIS in the many applications areas found in public health. Same as HPA 564. Extensive computer use required. This is an on-line course. Prerequisite(s): HPA 465 or HPA 436 or EOHS 436; and consent of the instructor.

565 Datamining Applications in Public Health
3 hours. Presents the key public health information system sources, describes the process of datamining and introduces the student to a sample of datamining techniques. Same as HPA 565. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): BSTT 400.

571 Injury Epidemiology and Prevention
3 hours. Covers general principles of injury epidemiology and intervention research and will engage students in development and application of preventive activities in workplaces and in the community. Same as EPID 571. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in EPID 400 or Grade of B or better in EPID 403; and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Grade of B or better in EOHS 400.

572 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
4 hours. Risk assessment from a public health, quantitative and environmental risk management perspective.

580 Seminar in Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
2 hours. Current topics in environmental and occupational health policy. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 480; and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Prior policy course.

594 Advanced Special Topics in Environmental Health
1 TO 4 hours. Environmental/occupational topics of current importance to public health: pollution, industrial hygiene, and related topics. Variable course contents arranged to supplement the existing curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

595 PhD Seminar in EOHS
1 OR 2 hours. Students will develop advanced professional and research skills to enable their transition to independent research scientists. May be repeated.

597 Advanced Laboratory Projects in Environmental Health
1 TO 4 hours. Application and integration of sampling and measurement techiques for characterization of inside and ambient environments. Individuals or groups supervised by EOHS faculty members. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.


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