Spring 2021 - HSCI 204 D100

Perspectives on Human Health and the Environment (3)

Class Number: 8413

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 22, 2021
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An overview of environmental hazards and their impacts on human health. Methodological approaches to their detection, assessment, management, and mitigation. Students with credit for HSCI 304 may not take this course for further credit.

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.
·   Identify common pollutants or groups of pollutants (e.g., pesticides) in various media (e.g., air, water) and describe the human health risks associated with each.
·   Interpret scientific research on environmental/occupational health.

Grading

  • Question Sets 25%
  • Midterm Exam 25%
  • Final Exam 30%
  • Exercises and activities 20%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

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

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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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

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).