By Sierra Harden | Mar 22, 2016

ENV H 311: Introduction to Environmental Health is open to all students in all majors and has no prerequisites.

The learning objectives for this class are for students to:

  • Describe, and document by case example, ways in which environmental factors in community, occupational and residential settings impact health
  • Explain the pertinent scientific principles associated with the major environmental health program areas
  • Explain, and be able to illustrate with examples, how factors, such as community perceptions, public health law, traditions, socioeconomic conditions, politics and interpersonal communications, may influence the practice of environmental health
  • Describe the benefits and limitations of the various methodologies (such as regulation, education, impact statements and public funding) through which society attempts to minimize negative environmental health impacts
  • Explain the theoretical framework which guides environmental health practitioners and differentiates them from other environmental and health professionals
  • List the major agencies and organizations involved in environmental health protection and explain their basic responsibilities, programs and problems 
  • Analyze at least one environmental health program in the Puget Sound area for its theoretical and legal base, its organization and management, and its interaction with and impact on the community and other agencies

General Education Requirement: NW & I&S
Credits: 3
Professor: Charles Treser
Time Offered: M/W/F 8:30-9:20
SLN: 14069

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