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Courses - Spring 2024
MIEH
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
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05/18/2024 at 06:30 PM
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 introduce you to the importance of clinical research, including how studies are developed, structured, and implemented. You will also get hands-on experience with a variety of clinical sample collection methods. We will broadly review topics important to clinical research, including an overview of bioethics in research, the basics of clinical study structure and design, data collection, and the importance of good record keeping. You will apply this knowledge by developing your own clinical research project and creating a proposal in the structure of a grant funding application. You will also learn about topics related to clinical sample collection, including basic anatomy, the tools and procedures used, and the appropriate application of these procedures, as well as learning how to collect some basic clinical samples such as nasal swabs and blood samples.
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.
MIEH415
Airborne Infection: The Science of COVID-19 and prevention of future pandemics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: MIEH415 or MIEH615.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the elusive pathway - the aerobiological pathway - of infection transmission remains controversial and the world remains unprepared to control pandemic respiratory viruses. This course will focus on the science of infectious disease aerobiology and explore the historical roots of confusion and current political-economic forces that impede understanding and control of airborne infection transmission. Emphasis will be on reading and interpretation of original literature, understanding and using basic mathematical models, and evaluation of intervention strategies in the context of the hierarchy of hazard controls in public health.
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.
MIEH615
Airborne Infection: The Science of COVID-19 and prevention of future pandemics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: MIEH415 or MIEH615.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the elusive pathway - the aerobiological pathway - of infection transmission remains controversial and the world remains unprepared to control pandemic respiratory viruses. This course will focus on the science of infectious disease aerobiology and explore the historical roots of confusion and current political-economic forces that impede understanding and control of airborne infection transmission. Emphasis will be on reading and interpretation of original literature, understanding and using basic mathematical models, and evaluation of intervention strategies in the context of the hierarchy of hazard controls in public health.
MIEH690
(Perm Req)
UMD Global STEWARDS: Experiential Exploration of Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS)
Credits: 2
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.
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.
MIEH770
Law and Policy in Environmental Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: MIEH600; or permission of instructor.
Overview of laws that affect the environment, and the various ways in which businesses are regulated by the government in the interest of protecting the environment. International, Federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to the protection of human health and the regulation of environmental containments, including biological, physical and chemical factors affecting community health. Examination of the interactions between and differing responsibilities of various agencies enforcing environmental laws and regulations.
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.
MIEH778
Practical Experience in Public Health
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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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