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PHLT Courses:
PHLT 8074 - Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology

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5 credits

This course provides students with the key health effects of environmental and occupational exposures and the epidemiologic methods used to identify and estimate those effects, including addressing equity-related barriers. Students learn about environmental and occupational exposures (including water and air pollution, food contamination, ionizing radiation, persistent environmental pollutants, and emergent environmental exposures) and key methodological issues relevant for these exposures in population studies (including study design, exposure assessment and biomonitoring, disease clusters, dose-response relationships, susceptibility, geographic analysis, and evidence synthesis). Students will also learn the major health consequences and increased health risks of climate effects (including injuries, heat-related illness and death, and exacerbations of respiratory and cardiovascular disease).

Environmental and Occupational Health Specialization:


  • PHLT 8702
  • PHLT 8704
  • PHLT 8066

Epidemiology Specialization:


  • PHLT 8520
  • PHLT 8522
  • PHLT 8066
*Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an enrollment specialist [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information or visit School of Lifelong Learning for more information.