PUB 350 Intro Environmental Health

Environmental health is the field of public health that addresses physical, chemical, biological, social, and social factors in the environment. This course provides an undergraduate level overview of the multidisciplinary field of environmental health sciences as well as their application for public health. The three-credit course covers a broad spectrum of environmental hazards and contexts, their interactions with human health and well-being, and their relevance to the effective assurance and promotion of public health. Primarily, students will learn how a variety of environmental factors impact health outcomes, the control measures currently used to prevent or minimize the health effects from these negative impacts, and where to access additional information to make a difference at the individual, community or higher level. The course is designed to acquaint the student with the scientific and technical foundations of the field, and examines both practice and research contributions to understanding and controlling environmental hazards.