Environmental Health Winter Courses
ENV H 111 Exploring Environment and Health Connections (3) I&S
Explore the science behind the headlines, and understand the connections between the environment and human health. Topics include: Zika virus, Mercury in seafood, Salmonella and Ebola. No Prerequisites, open to students in all majors. Counts toward the Environmental Health Major and minor, and fulfills an admission prerequisite for the Public Health Major.
ENV H 220 Global Environmental Change and Public Health (3) I&S
Scientists are predicting dramatic climate changes by mid-century… how will we adapt? Students will be introduced to the range of global environmental changes and their consequences for human health and well-being, with a focus on climate change and its consequences. No Prerequisites, open to students in all majors.
ENV H 418 / 518 Understanding and Managing the Health Risks of Climate Change (3)
The health risks of climate change are multiple and range across the public health space. Addresses current and projected health risks of climate change and the policies and measures to manage these risks as the climate continues to change. Offered: jointly with G H 418 / 518
ENV H 448 Community Air Pollution (3)
What’s in the air you breathe? A comprehensive overview of community air pollution. Topics covered include: Air pollution sources, chemistry and meteorology, effects on human health and the environment, and climate change. No Prerequisites, open to students in all majors. Counts toward the Environmental Health Major and minor.
ENV H 441 Food Protection (3)
Study of identification and characteristics of chemicals and biological agents implicated in foodborne disease outbreaks and conditions or circumstances by which food contamination occurs. Examination of food protection activities conducted by local and state government at the retail level. Prerequisite: either CHEM 120, CHEM 142, MICROM 301, or MICROM 410.
ENV H 446 / 546 Hazardous Waste and Public Health (3)
Characterization of hazardous wastes and introduction to pertinent federal and state regulations. Discussion of exposure pathways and description of management options at pre-generation, pre-release, and post-release stages. Emphasis on public health significance. Prerequisite: CHEM 152 or CHEM 220; and MATH 124 or Q SCI 291
ENV H 452 / 542 Detection and Control of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiological Hazards (3)
Focuses on the detection and control of infectious microorganisms in air, food, water, and other environmental media. Provides a discussion on sample collection, processing, and detection for infectious microorganisms. Provides coverage of engineered controls and disinfection/decontamination processes for infectious microorganisms.No Prerequisites, open to students in all majors. Counts toward the Environmental Health Major and minor.
ENV H 462 / 562 Technical Aspects of Occupational Safety (3)
Reviews federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and state WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Heath Act) standards. Explores the impact of these regulations on industry, particularly construction. Upon completion of the course, students receive an OSHA 510 30-hour Construction Safety and Health certification.No Prerequisites, open to students in all majors. Counts toward the Environmental Health Major and minor.