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Courses - Fall 2019
MIEH
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
MIEH225
Clinical Research Practicum: The CATCH the Virus Study
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
During this course, students will have the opportunity to gain broader insight into the development and implementation of a large-scale clinical research project, as well as gain hands-on experience working as research and clinical assistants in the CATCH study at all stages of data collection. After several weeks of training in the basics of clinical research, including a review study design, human subject research, and general lab and clinic safety, students will be trained on study protocols and given the opportunity to gain practical experience working in both the clinical and laboratory setting. Students will also enrich the conceptual and theoretical context of their work via discussion and critical analysis of relevant literature.
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
(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
Examines the influences of environmental factors, economic development, migration, and land use changes on emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases. Explores how population growth, development, and climate change impact natural reservoirs of infectious diseases and how they are transmitted through human populations. Includes historical accounts, newly emerging and reemerging diseases.
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.
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
MIEH691
UMD Global STEWARDS: Project-Based Data Practicum at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
This course is framed around a range of food-energy-water (FEW) systems challenges from local to global scales. During the semester, students will gain real-world experience by participating in the conceptualization and/or conduct of an interdisciplinary FEW systems project. Projects may employ engineering, life sciences, epidemiological or policy approaches; earth system sciences frameworks; computational methods; and/or other innovative approaches. Through this work, students will gain hands-on experience in study design, research methods and data analysis across varying FEW disciplines. Each student will bring a diverse set of expertise to the projects, creating a microcosm for interdisciplinary team science. During the course, students will also have the opportunity to refine oral and written communication skills, including team writing. The deliverable for the course may include a draft grant proposal, a manuscript, an Op-Ed, or another actionable type of science/policy writing.
Credit only granted for MIEH691 or ENST691.
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
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
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: BCHM462, BSCI440, or CHEM131.
Cross-listed with 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.
MIEH778
(Perm Req)
Internship in Public Health
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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)
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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