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People and their Environment

Course Description

This is an introductory course that will provide you a general understanding of environmental health. The influence of biological and environmental variables on human health and health inequities will be among the topics covered. The course will cover an overview of environmental public health, the relevance of data in evidence-based decision making, contemporary Environmental health issues, the effect of environmental policy, ethics, and legislation on health care, and the necessity of health communication in tackling environmental concerns.

This course is aimed to expose you to the area of environmental health and illustrate how it is directly and indirectly incorporated into numerous elements of our life. Toxic metals, vector-borne illness, food safety, water quality, radiation, pesticides, air quality and climate change, hazardous waste, risk assessment, and the role of the community in environmental health are some of the topics that will be discussed. You will be required to complete a 3-minute thesis on the topic of your choice giving you research skills. Public health and environmental concepts. The material will be given in lectures and assignments.

This course aims to:
• introduce you to the topic of environmental health, including key biological variables, environmental legislation, and ethics, as well as the inequities that these aspects of public health entail.
• provide awareness of how environmental health is directly and indirectly incorporated into different elements of our life, as well as what we can do to address environmental health challenges.
• introduce toxicology, epidemiology, engineering controls, and risk assessment as instruments for environmental health.
• provide you with the option to study about a topic of your choice.

The combination of study material and the 3-minute thesis that you will have to complete on a particular study area of your choice will provide a foundation for further study in environmental studies and public health.

Prerequisites

None.

Sections

Two Sections Available to Choose From:

Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.


Dates: July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022
Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Del Rose Hooker Newball
Course Number: 10381

Dates: July 25, 2022 - July 29, 2022
Duration: 1 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Del Rose Hooker Newball
Course Number: 10382