Spring 2020 - HSCI 304 D100

Perspectives on Human Health and the Environment (3)

Class Number: 2163

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • 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
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    Two HSCI 200-level courses, one of which may be taken concurrently.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Environmental risks and their impacts on human health. Chemical and biological hazards. Methodological approaches to their detection, assessment, management, and mitigation.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

Grading

  • News Article Summary 5%
  • iClicker Responses 10%
  • Homework Sets 20%
  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Final Exam 35%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Subscription to iClicker
iClicker or app in smartphone

REQUIRED READING:

Essentials of Environmental Health (3rd Ed.) Robert Friis
ISBN: 9781284026337

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS