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Courses - Fall 2018
MIEH
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
MIEH300
A Public Health Perspective: Introduction to Environmental Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM131 and CHEM132; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPHL100 or PHSC300.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits. And must be in Public Health Science program; or permission of SPHL-School of Public Health.
Credit only granted for: SPHL498N or MIEH300.
Formerly: SPHL498N.
Environmental health is that branch of public health that deals with the human health effects of exposure to chemical, physical, and biological agents in the community, workplace, and home. Activities within Environmental Health Sciences are associated with recognizing, assessing, understanding, and mitigating the impacts of chemical, physical, and biological agents as well as understanding how human behavior and action impacts the environment. This course focuses on the central concepts, principles, issues, and applications of the essential scientific components and strategies of control of major environmental health problems.
MIEH309
(Perm Req)
Environmental Health Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
MIEH321
Syphilis to SARS: Climate Change, Development and Emergence of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Syphilis to SARS will examine the influences of environmental factors, economic development, migration, and land use changes on emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases. Population growth, development, and climate change are impacting natural reservoirs of infectious diseases and how they transmit through human populations. The course will look at both historical accounts and newly emerging and reemerging diseases including influenza as examples of our role in altering the diseases that threaten us. We will also critically evaluate how the issues are portrayed in news and entertainment media and controversy about the ethics of research on deadly viruses.
MIEH330
Environmental Justice, Racism, and Environmental Health Disparities: How where you live can kill you
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MIEH300.
Restriction: Must be in a major in SPHL-School of Public Health.
Credit only granted for: MIEH210 or MIEH330.
Formerly: MIEH210.
Examination of environmental justice history, theory and science; discussion of linkages between the physical, natural, and social environments and environmental injustice; analysis of how environmental injustice can lead to adverse health conditions and environmental health disparities; discuss environmental justice case studies; and understanding of tools that can be used to understand and address environmental justice issues.
MIEH400
Introduction to Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVUP
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MIEH300; and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (SPHL100, PHSC300).
Restriction: Must be in the Public Health Science program or must have permission of the program director; and must have completed 60 credits.
Credit only granted for: MIEH400 or SPHL498A.
Formerly: SPHL498A.
Exploration of theoretical frameworks and practical perspectives on issues shaping the global health panorama. Determinants examined through: biological and epidemiological; social, cultural and economic; environmental and geographic; multi-section, legal and institutional perspectives with synopsis of how these issues are addressed by international and community organizations in developing countries.
MIEH600
Foundations of Environmental Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: HLTH761 or MIEH600.
Formerly: HLTH761.
Overview of the chemical, physical and biological hazards present in our living and working environment and their effects on human health. Topics include: exposure assessment, industrial hygiene and safety, pesticides, community and indoor pollution, food-borne diseases, solid and hazardous wastes, water resources, risk assessment, ecological issues and environmental laws.
MIEH605
Fundamentals of Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: SPHL600 or SPHL698A.
Formerly: SPHL698A.
Exploration of theoretical frameworks and practicial perspectives in global health with particular attention to the analysis of the biological, epidemiological, social, cultural and behavioral interactions that affect global health study and project implementation. The emphasis is on innovative solutions to health issues in underserved populations.
MIEH606
Addressing Current, Pressing Global and Environmental Public Health Challenges in Bangladesh
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Senior undergraduates may enroll with instructor's permission.
This course focuses on how to operationalize public health field research/practice on the ground in Bangladesh. The public health threat that will be addressed is solid waste management in Dhaka. With a landmass equivalent to the State of Wisconsin and the world's eighth largest poulation, Bangladesh is the most densely populated country on the globe. This course will give students the opportunity to collaborate virtually with students in Bangladesh.
MIEH609
Methods in Environmental Health
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
MIEH688
Seminar in the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health: Current Topics in Environmental Health
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
MIEH730
Environmental Justice, Built Environment, and Health Disparities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed an Environmental Health course.
This course will give students the opportunity to conduct an in-depth analysis of environmental justice and environmental racism in the United States and internationally. Students will synthesize their knowledge from environmental science courses with the concepts of civil rights and social justice to more fully understand the existing health disparities and how the built environment contributes to them.
MIEH735
Food Toxicology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: BSCI440, CHEM131, or BCHM462.
Also offered as: NFSC735.
Credit only granted for: MIEH735 or NFSC735.
An introduction to basic concepts in toxicology in relation to toxic food contaminants and additives; both synthetic and naturally occurring. Focus on exposure routes, molecular targets and susceptible individuals. Also includes regulatory toxicology with respect food toxins.
MIEH740
Environmental Health Risk Assessment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MIEH600; or permission of instructor.
Review of the major methods of human and ecological risk assessment conducted by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency. Emphasis on sources of uncertainty.
MIEH773
(Perm Req)
Foodborne, Waterborne and Airborne Infectious Diseases
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Corequisite: MIEH600; or permission of instructor.
In-depth study of foodborne, waterborne and airborne diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites. Topics will include sources and detection of causative agents; their transmission to humans via food, water, air and other environmental media; and methods of disease prevention, including food safety approaches and drinking water treatment. Classes include lectures, discussions, field-trips and hands-on field sampling and laboratory activities.
MIEH778
(Perm Req)
Internship in Public Health
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
MIEH780
Occupational Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MIEH720 and MIEH771; and must have completed SPHL602. Or permission of instructor.
A synthesis of epidemiology, toxicology, exposure science, risk assessment, and policy. Emphasis will be on methods for anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling workplace hazards; the hierarchy of controls; and current hot topics in occupational health.
MIEH783
Proposal Development and Marketing for Public Health Scientists
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Every scientist, whether in academia, government, or industry, must write compelling proposals if they are to succeed in having resources to pursue their passions and interests. To write a compelling proposal, we must develop clear and concise hypotheses and definitive ways to test them. But to have an impact, to get funded, to graduate, we must also excel at marketing our ideas and our achievements to other scientists and the public. This course is designed for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows who want to develop and hone their proposal development and marketing skills.
MIEH786
(Perm Req)
Capstone Project in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health.
Capstone experience provding opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to a specific public health problem or issue. Completion of project relevant to public health under the direction of an advisor.
MIEH788
Critical Readings in Environmental Health
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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MIEH789
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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MIEH799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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MIEH898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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MIEH899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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