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Courses - Spring 2018
MIEH
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
MIEH240
(Perm Req)
Global Health Projects: Addressing Health Needs with a focus on Reciprocity and Relationships
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
Explore the needs of global communities, design interventions, and reflect on the potential outcomes in improving health in the communities served, while also focusing on students' own subjective experiences. Students will explore their roles as learners and the role of community members as local experts.
MIEH300
A Public Health Perspective: Introduction to Environmental Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: CHEM131 and CHEM132.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher. 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. The Environmental health field is a broad, multi-disciplinary field. Environmental health scientists face complex problems requiring multi-disciplinary approaches. 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
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
Syphilis to SARS will examine the influences of environmental factors, economic development, migration, and land use changes on emergence and reemergence of infectious diseases. Population growth, development, and climate change are impacting natural reservoirs of infectious diseases and how they transmit through human populations. The course will look at both historical accounts and newly emerging and reemerging diseases including influenza as examples of our role in altering the diseases that threaten us. We will also critically evaluate how the issues are portrayed in news and entertainment media and controversy about the ethics of research on deadly viruses.
MIEH331
The Built Environment, Sustainability, and Public Health: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: Completion of MIEH300 with a C- or higher is recommended.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 45 credits.
Credit only granted for: MIEH215 or MIEH331.
Formerly: MIEH215.
Provides students with a fundamental understanding of theory, concepts, and issues related to the built environment; how the built environment influences behaviors and health outcomes; and opportunities to improve the built environment through planning, zoning, and community development initiatives that can make communities healthier, just, and more sustainable.
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.
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.
MIEH400
Introduction to Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVUP
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MIEH300.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; or permission of SPHL-School of Public Health. And must have earned a minimum of 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 ou 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 assessement, ecological issues and environmental laws.
MIEH607
Global Classroom: Risk Based Approach to Ensure Global Food Safety and Security
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with Cairo University and the Agriculture Research Center in Egypt to explore the current status and challenges of global food safety and security.
MIEH609
Methods in Toxicology and 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.
MIEH688
Seminar in the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health: Current Topics in Environmental Health
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
MIEH720
Principles of Toxicology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MIEH600.
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.
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.
MIEH770
Law and Policy in Environmental Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MIEH600.
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, physicalanc chemical factors affecting community health. Examination of the interactions between and differing responsibilities of various agencies enforcing environmental laws and regulations.
MIEH771
Exposure Assessment of Environmental Hazards
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MIEH600 and EPIB650.
Approaches and methods for determining exposure to environmental contaminants. Biomonitoring and genetic methods to detect recent exposures. Optimizing exposure assessment.
MIEH785
Internship in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health.
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)
Independent Study
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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