Environmental Health Track
Environmental health sciences represent the study of environmental factors including biological, physical and chemical factors that affect the health of a community.
Competencies: Upon graduation a student with an MPH should be able to:
- Describe the direct and indirect human, ecological and safety effects of major environmental and occupational agents.
- Describe genetic, physiologic and psychosocial factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to environmental hazards.
- Describe federal and state regulatory programs, guidelines and authorities that control environmental health issues.
- Specify current environmental risk assessment methods.
- Specify approaches for assessing, preventing and controlling environmental hazards that pose risks to human health and safety.
- Explain the general mechanisms of toxicity in eliciting a toxic response to various environmental exposures.
- Discuss various risk management and risk communication approaches in relation to issues of environmental justice and equity.
- Develop a testable model of environmental insult.
These competencies were developed by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), 2006.
Dr. Charles V. Shorten