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Courses - Spring 2019
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.
MIEH331
The Built Environment, Sustainability, and Public Health: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MIEH300; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: MIEH215 or MIEH331.
Formerly: MIEH215.
Provides students with a fundamental understanding of theory, concepts, and issues related to the built environment; how the built environment influences behaviors and health outcomes; and opportunities to improve the built environment through planning, zoning, and community development initiatives that can make communities healthier, just, and more sustainable.
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.
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
MIEH610
Global Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: MIEH605.
Credit only granted for: MIEH610, SPHL610 or SPHL698D.
Formerly: SPHL698D and SPHL610.
Development of health program and evaluation plans to address critical health problems in international settings, especially transitional or in-conflict countries. Emphasis on linking a tactical program plan to overall health problems of a nation, to include the policy and economic issues involved in assessment, implementation and evaluation.
MIEH688
Seminar in the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health: Current Topics in Environmental Health
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
MIEH690
UMD Global STEWARDS: Experiential Exploration of Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Experiential introduction to broad food, energy, water (FEW) nexus topics, focusing on how integration across the biological, physical, social, behavioral, computer and engineering sciences will be critical in solving FEW systems challenges. FEW nexus issues from molecular to societal levels and from local to global scales will be covered. Course meetings will include active learning-based lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, student-led discussions, guest lectures and case studies focused on domestic and international FEW challenges.
MIEH699
UMD Global STEWARDS: Seminal Findings, and Research and Policy in Progress at the Food, Energy, Water Nexus
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F, Aud
MIEH720
Principles of Toxicology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MIEH600; or permission of instructor.
Recommended: Must have completed some coursework in chemistry and/or biology.
Overview of toxicology, including exposure pathways, toxicokinetics, dermal toxicants, carcinogens, and genetic, reproductive, immuno-, nuero-, target organs, complex mixtures, structure-activity analysis, and determinants of hypo- and hyper-susceptibility. Case studies of global national and regional interest.
MIEH771
Exposure Assessment of Environmental Hazards
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MIEH600; and must have completed a graduate level statistics course with a B- or higher. Or permission of instructor.
Approaches and methods for determining exposure to environmental contaminants. Biomonitoring and genetic methods to detect recent exposures. Optimizing exposure assessment.
MIEH786
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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