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[Faculty of Health Sciences course outlines can be found here]

HSCI 304  Perspectives on Human Health and the Environment
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.

HSCI 471/846  Environmental Health Exposure Assessment and Analysis
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.

HSCI 850  Air Pollution and Human Health
Air pollution is one of the leading global public health risk factors.  Air pollution is known to cause mortality and cardiopulmonary morbidity, and evidence continues to emerge linking air pollution with a wide range of other morbidities across the life course including fetal growth restriction, infections, and impared cognition.  In this course we will discuss basic air pollution concepts before exploring the epidemiologic and toxicologic evidence of links between air pollution and adverse human health effects, including both mortality and morbidity, and posible approaches for reducing these public health impacts.   Majaor areas of focus in this course will include airborne particles, traffic-derived pollution, and indoor biomass burning.

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