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Courses - Spring 2022
MIEH
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
MIEH300
A Public Health Perspective: Introduction to Environmental Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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, P-F
MIEH321
Environmental Determinants of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPHL100.
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.
MIEH325
Introduction to Clinical Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, 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, P-F
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.
MIEH480
Introduction to Occupational Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MIEH300 and EPIB301.
Recommended: BSCI201.
Work, the way it is organized, and the workplace environment has an impact on public health and workers' and their families' physical and psychological health. The course introduces students to the field of occupational health and safety, and ensures that workers' health is considered in all public health practice and policy. Basic concepts in occupational safety and health are discussed, as well as methods to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace. In addition to instructor-led lectures, guest speakers will be invited to discuss case studies and/or discuss workplace hazards unique to specific populations.
MIEH609
(Perm Req)
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.
MIEH690
(Perm Req)
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; and must be in UMD Global STEWARDS Fellows.
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, discussions, on-campus and off-campus field trips, hands-on activities, brainstorming about interdisciplinary FEW systems projects, and guest lectures.
MIEH699
(Perm Req)
UMD Global STEWARDS: Seminal Findings, and Research and Policy in Progress at the Food, Energy, Water Nexus
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, 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
(Perm Req)
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.
MIEH773
Foodborne, Waterborne and Airborne Infectious Diseases
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
MIEH785
(Perm Req)
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.
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)
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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MIEH799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: 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: S-F
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