Graduate Studies: Environmental Health

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The concentration in Environmental Health (EH) will prepare students for research and practice in the field of EH, which is the understanding of environmental factors, including biological, physical and chemical factors that affect the health of a community. EH focuses on the human health effects of agents encountered in the environment, from the molecular to the ecological level, as well as the effects of natural and human-created environments on health. The concentration will provide students with knowledge in the core EH disciplines of exposure assessment, toxicology, risk assessment, air pollution, and water pollution. In addition to these core knowledge areas, additional areas of specialization within EH include food safety, occupational health, infectious diseases, environmental epidemiology, and urban health.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CONCENTRATION, 18 credit hours

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED OR ELECTIVE
PH 7293 Environmental Health Toxicology 3 Required
PH 7294 Exposure Assessment 3 Required
PH7345 Introduction to Risk Assessment 3 Required
 Select 3 courses from the following list of EVHT approved elective courses:
  • PH 7025 Health Disparities
  • PH 7155 Air Quality and the Environment
  • PH 7280 Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • PH 7297 Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • PH 7299 Sampling of the Environment (lab course)
  • PH 7300 Urban Health
  • PH 7325 Urban Health Seminar (1-hour course that may be taken 3 times to count as a 3-hour elective)
  • PH 7340 Built Environment and Health
  • PH 7525 Statistical Computing
  • PH 7540 Introduction to Public Health Laboratories
  • PH 7600 Global Health
  • PH 8350 Biological Basis for Disease
  • GEOS 6532 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOS 6538 Urban Health Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOS 6644 Environmental Conservation
  • GEOS 6784 Climatic Change
  • BIO 6428 Medical Microbiology
  • BIO 6451 Aquatic Pollution and Toxicology
  • BIO 6480 Principles of Toxicology
  • BIO 6484 Laboratory Techniques in Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • NUTR 6170 Food Safety
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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (PhD)

COURSE NUMBER/TITLE TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
PhD Core Requirements:

  • PH 8721 Epidemiologic Methods II
  • PH 9120 Theory & Practice in Health Prevention
  • PH 9140 Advanced Research Methods
  • PH 9150 Public Health Ethics
  • PH 9810 Biostatistical Methods I
  • PH 9820 Biostatistical Methods II

Professional Seminars:

  • PH 8180 Doctoral Research Seminar I
  • PH 8181 Doctoral Research Seminar II

Research/Teaching/Practicum and Culminating Experience:

  • PH 9960 Doctoral Practicum
  • N/A Doctoral Comprehensive Exam
  • PH 9990 Doctoral Dissertation
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Required EVHT Concentration Courses

  • PH 9270 Environmental Exposure Analysis
  • PH 8310 Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology
  • PH 8320 Human Health & Global Environmental Change

Advanced Research Methods and Statistics Courses:
Select at least 4 courses in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.

  • PH 8260 Spatial Population Health I
  • PH 8261 Spatial Population Health II
  • PH 8830 Advanced Statistical Topics
  • PH 8890 Special Topics in Advanced Statistics Modeling
  • PH 8690 Special Topics in Environmental Health
  • PH 9731 Epidemiologic Models III
  • PH 9741 Advanced Topics in Epidemiologic Methods

Elective Courses
Select  2 courses in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.

  • PH 8285 Social Determinants of Health
  • PH 8330 Environmental Factors in Maternal and Child Health
  • PH 8340 Genetic Susceptibilities and Environmental Health

Other appropriate elective courses may be approved by the Faculty Advisor on the Doctoral Program of Study form.

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