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MIEH
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
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07/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
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
MIEH333
Every Drop Counts: Water, Food and Global Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENSP101 or MIEH300; or permission of department.
Cross-listed with: ENSP360.
Credit only granted for: MIEH333 or ENSP360.
In-depth interdisciplinary study of the public health issues related to water use for global food production. Topics will include accessibility and availability of safe water for agriculture worldwide, potential microbiological and chemical hazards in agricultural water, alternative water sources such as reclaimed wastewater and return flows, food safety approaches to managing agricultural water, and agricultural influences on surface and groundwater quality. Political, social, and economic factors relating to agricultural water will be addressed, with special focus on regions that are leaders in innovative water management and regions where access to clean water for agriculture is a major challenge.
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.
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
MIEH691
(Perm Req)
UMD Global STEWARDS: Project-Based Data Practicum at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MIEH690,.
Restriction: Permission of instructor; and must be in UMD Global STEWARDS Fellows.
The 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 have the opportunity to refine oral and written communication skills, including team writing. The deliverable for the course may include a grant proposal, a manuscript, a FactSheet, an Op-Ed, or another actionable type of science/policy writing.
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)
Practical Experience in Public Health
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
MIEH780
Occupational Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MIEH720 and MIEH771; and must have completed SPHL602. Or permission of instructor.
A synthesis of epidemiology, toxicology, exposure science, risk assessment, and policy. Emphasis will be on methods for anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling workplace hazards; the hierarchy of controls; and current hot topics in occupational health.
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: 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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