School-wide DrPH Environmental Health Concentration
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) training emphasizes the skills necessary to assess the needs for occupational and environmental health services at regional, national and international levels, the development of policy and the regulatory framework.
Competencies for the Environmental Health Concentration are as follows:
- Analyze the state of the science and current research and policy issues related to environmental and occupational health.
- Explain how environmental and occupational health sciences can be used to improve public health practice at local, state, national and international levels.
- Evaluate environmental and occupational health programs and policies by applying toxicology, biostatistics, epidemiology, risk assessment, risk communication, and risk management principles to program planning, implementation and goals.
- Design, advocate and provide leadership for effective environmental and occupational health interventions using law, regulation and policy at local, state, national and international levels.
- Assess and communicate environmental and occupational health risks based on scientific, ethical, environmental justice and community-based principles.
To achieve these competencies students are required to take the following courses:
- 180.628 Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health Law (4 credits)
- 183.631 Fundamentals of Human Physiology (4 credits)
- 188.680 Fundamentals of Occupational Health (3 credits)
- 182.623 Occupational Safety and Health Management (3 credits)
- 182.631 Principles of Occupational Safety (2 credits)
- 317.610 Risk Policy, Management and Communication (3 credits)
Prerequisite: 317.600 Intro to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy
- 187.610 Public Health Toxicology (4 credits)
- 317.600 Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy (4 credits)
- 340.680 Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology (4 credits)
Prerequisite: An introductory level course (or higher) in epidemiology
- 340.636.11 Epidemiology in Evidence Based Policy (2 credits) AND one of the following courses:
(a) Epidemiologic Applications of GIS (340.701.11, 2 credits, SI) OR (b) Social Epidemiology (340.628.11, 2 credits, SI).
- 550.630 Public Health Biology (3 credits)