EPHP Course Descriptions

ENVH 621 Environmental Health Practice I 3(3-0-0)
An introduction to investigative principles and protocols as they apply to environmental health. Students develop and apply models for inspection, investigation, and risk analysis. Case scenarios include evaluation of food establishments, personal care facilities, housing, insect and vermin control, communicable disease control, nuisances and general sanitation. Principles are applied through visits to premises and the preparation of professional reports linking theory to practice. Open to students in the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Public Health Practice or by permission of the department.

ENVH 622 Environmental Health Practice II 3(3-0-0)
An exploration of advanced investigative protocols as they apply to environmental health. Students develop and apply models for inspection, investigation, risk analysis, and risk management. Case scenarios include evaluation of agricultural facilities, child care facilities, adult care facilities, recreational water / public beaches, swimming pools and other aquatic facilities, work camps, emergency response, outbreak investigation and management as well as surveillance and Notifiable Disease follow-up. Principles are applied through lectures, table-top exercises, visits to premises and the preparation of professional reports linking theory to practice. Open to students in the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Public Health Practice or by permission of the department.

ENVH 601 Environmental Management I 3(3-0-0)
An overview of the health concerns related to our air and waste management systems. Topics include air toxins and pollutants, management methods for ambient and indoor air quality, soil chemistry, management of contaminated sites, and waste management methods. Open to students in the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Public Health Practice or by permission of the department. Prerequisite: Introductory chemistry (6 credits) and general microbiology (3 credits), or consent of the Department.

ENVH 602 Environmental Management II 3(3-0-0)
This course offers an overview of the health concerns relating to our drinking and recreational water. Focus will be on the identification of chemical and bacterial hazards, and the risk management of public and private water supplies. Source protection and pollution concerns for ground and surface water; and water quality issues for recreational water and swimming pool water will be discussed. There will also be discussions on waterborne pathogens and procedures for declaring a Boil Water Advisory. Open to students in the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Public Health Practice or by permission of the department. Prerequisite: Introductory chemistry (6 credits) and general microbiology (3 credits), or consent of the Department

ENVH 612 Environmental Management III 3(3-0-0)
An overview of the public health concerns relating to solid and liquid waste management systems. A review of the solid waste disposal system will include municipal waste systems, biomedical waste, composting, and incineration. Liquid waste management will include discussions on municipal wastewater treatment and private liquid waste disposal. Focus on pollution and operational problems associated with these management facilities and to introduce students to water reuse, wastewater reclamation and waste minimization.  graduates will be able to: interpret occupational health and safety legislation, develop OHS/Loss-Control Programs, conduct audits and inspections of existing OHS and environmental programs, and design and deliver effective OHS training programs for workers. Open to students in the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Public Health Practice or by permission of the department. Prerequisite: Introductory chemistry (6 credits) and general microbiology (3 credits), or consent of the Department.

ENVH 611 Health Risk Assessment  3(3-0-0)
Basic risk assessment and management principles and the application of risk assessment processes in the public and environmental health fields. Topics include hazard identification, dose-response determination, and exposure and site assessment. Open to students in the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Public Health Practice or by permission of the department.

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