Spring 2023 - HSCI 204 D100
Perspectives on Human Health and the Environment (3)
Class Number: 5626
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 17, 2023
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
1 778 782-7631
Prerequisites:HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130, all with a minimum grade of C-.
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.
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:
· 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.
- Question Sets 30%
- Midterm Exam 25%
- Final Exam 35%
- Exercises 10%
Essentials of Environmental Health (3rd Ed.) Robert Friis
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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