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Courses - Summer 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.
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
Environmental Health Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
MIEH325
Introduction to Clinical Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Introduction to Clinical Research Methods will provide students an opportunity to learn about both the development and implementation of a clinical research study and a variety of methods utilized for sample collection. Students will review topics including an overview of bioethics in research, especially as pertains to use of human subjects, the basics of study design, and data entry and the importance of good record keeping in an in-person, discussion-based class portion. Students will also be trained in and have the opportunity to practice basic clinical research methods including phlebotomy, taking nose and throat swabs, taking basic vitals, and other methods. By the end of the course, students will be certified to perform phlebotomy at the University of Maryland with the potential be become a certified Phlebotomy Technician.
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.
MIEH607
Global Classroom: Risk Based Approach to Ensure Global Food Safety and Security
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with Cairo University and the Agriculture Research Center in Egypt to explore the current status and challenges of global food safety and security.
MIEH609
Methods in Environmental Health
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
MIEH785
Internship in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of SPHL-Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health.
Credit only granted for: MIEH785 or MIEH778.
Internship and seminar providing an opportunity to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills in a health or allied health organization. Setting of the internship will depend upon the student's background and career goals.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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
(Perm Req)
Critical Readings in Environmental Health
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
MIEH789
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
MIEH799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
MIEH898
MIEH899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F