Spring 2020 - HSCI 472 D100

Special Topics in Health Sciences II (3)

Exposure Assessment and Analysis

Class Number: 6988

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 9021, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Will vary according to topic.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Selected topics in areas not currently offered within the undergraduate course offerings.

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Description
Exposure assessment is a key component of both environmental epidemiology and environmental risk assessment. Exposure assessment also plays an important role in the evaluation of environmental health interventions. This course provides an introduction to the principles of exposure science and its application to the assessment of human exposure to physical, chemical, and biological contaminants in environmental and occupational settings.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the role of exposure assessment, and the potential impacts of exposure misclassification in epidemiology, risk assessment, and environmental surveillance.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various exposure assessment approaches.
  • Use the SAS system to import, manipulate, analyze, and visualize data.
  • Describe the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in exposure assessment and apply basic GIS tools to environmental exposure data.

Grading

  • Attendance 10%
  • Participation 10%
  • Assignment 1 10%
  • Assignment 2 15%
  • Assignment 3 15%
  • Interim Report 5%
  • Final Report 35%

NOTES:

Each week there will be one 3-hour class meeting, which will generally include lectures, discussions, and in-class activities. There will be no final exam.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Nieuwenhuijsen, M.J. (Ed.). (2015). Exposure Assessment in Environmental Epidemiology (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0199378789

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