Spring 2020 - HSCI 304 D100
Perspectives on Human Health and the Environment (3)
Class Number: 2163
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 17, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Instructor:Cecilia Sierra Heredia
Prerequisites:Two HSCI 200-level courses, one of which may be taken concurrently.
Environmental risks and their impacts on human health. Chemical and biological hazards. Methodological approaches to their detection, assessment, management, and mitigation.
This is an introductory course in the multidisciplinary field of environmental and occupational health. The course will begin by introducing the methods used to study environment-health relationships and to assess and manage environmental risks. The second portion of the course will focus on specific groups of common environmental and/or occupational pollutants and describe their characteristics, sources, routes of exposure, human health impacts, and control strategies.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
· Define key terms and describe methods used in exposure assessment, toxicology, environmental/occupational epidemiology, and environmental risk assessment.
· Interpret scientific literature on environmental/occupational health.
· Describe the direct and indirect human health effects of major environmental agents.
· Specify approaches for assessing, preventing, and controllling environmental hazards that pose risks to human health.
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- iClicker Responses 10%
- Homework Sets 20%
- Midterm Exam 30%
- Final Exam 35%
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Essentials of Environmental Health (3rd Ed.) Robert Friis
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