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  School of Public Health 2022-2024 Courses Environmental and Occupational Health Courses  

Environmental and Occupational Health Courses

ENOH 0560 Public Health Biology and Physiology (3) This course aims at providing you with basic information on the human biology and physiology, building blocks of public health. In considering the competencies of your public health graduate training at RU SPH, this course aims at imbedding and connecting biology and physiology into the social determinants of health. Biology and physiology are part of the equation, but do not explain the entirety of what contributes to health or disease. This course makes the attempt, when possible, to connect the course content to your future practice in the public health arena.
ENOH 0561 Public Health Preparedness and Response: Competency-Based Local, Regional, National, and Global Public Health Participation (3) Addresses planning for public health response to natural (e.g., severe weather, temperature extremes, earthquakes, droughts, tsunamis, pandemics) and technological events (e.g., transportation crashes, chemical spills), as well as intentional attacks using CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive) agents. Special emphasis in examples and exercises is placed on environmental hazards and events.
ENOH 0563 Ecological Risk Assessment (3) Examines ecological principles relevant to risk. Prerequisite: A course in ecology or permission of instructor.
ENOH 0564 Industrial Site Visits (3) This course provides a review of major industrial processes and health hazards associated with each. Includes site visits to metropolitan NY/NJ industrial facilities during working hours. Trainees will learn key concepts of industrial hygiene and safety, including hazard recognition and control methods.
ENOH 0567 Seminar on Occupational Safety and Health (1) This interdisciplinary, cross-institutional seminar includes students from industrial hygiene, medicine, and other disciplines who participate as team members in occupational health and safety problem-solving discussions. Prerequisite: Occupational and environmental medicine resident standing.
ENOH 0590 Environmental and Occupational Health Practice (1) Introduces students to the fundamental regulatory and scientific basis for modern environmental and occupational health professional practice.
ENOH 0594 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology (3) Introduces students to the basic language and principles of toxicology.
ENOH 0596 Environmental Justice: historical perspectives and justice initiatives (3) An overview of the history and practice of addressing environmental justice in the U.S. and globally will be presented with a combination of lectures, community experiences and panel discussions with environmental justice activists.
ENOH 0644 Indoor Air Quality (3) Addresses indoor air quality (IAQ) problems and mitigation approaches. The course examines major sources, commonly identified pollutants, and factors determining pollutant concentrations in indoor environments. Also examines health risks associated with various IAQ problems in contrast to other relevant types of health risks. A variety of risk management options and recommendations, including regulatory and technical approaches, will be reviewed and discussed.
ENOH 0653 Biomarkers (3) The importance of incorporating biomarkers into environmental/occupational toxicology and epidemiology research has been well recognized. This course covers both theoretical concepts and practical issues of biomarkers.
ENOH 0654 Occupational Safety and Workplace Risk Mitigation (3) Developing and maintaining an effective safety management system is vital for reducing workplace injuries and illnesses. Essential concepts necessary for integrating health and safety for industry will be covered in this course. Students will have the opportunity to review the extensive literature related to workplace injuries, examine the environmental and labor standards designed to reduce them, discuss the research and issues related to this field, and prepare an occupation injury mitigation paper based on an industry of their choice.
ENOH 0656 Environmental Risk Assessment (3) Introduces the concepts, language, and methods of risk assessment, and explains the role of risk assessment in individual and social decision making. Prerequisites: PHCO 0503 (Minimum Grade of B).
ENOH 0657 Managing Hazardous Energy (3) This course introduces the dangers associated with hazardous energy and strategies to effectively manage risk. Students also complete four OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) courses as part of this course. Prerequisite: PHCO 0503 and with permission from instructor.
ENOH 0659 Occupational Health Practices (2) Covers several of the most important practical aspects of occupational health, including record keeping, confidentiality, surveillance, fitness, spirometry, audiometry, and neurobehavioral testing. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
ENOH 0670 Occupational Health Practice and Management (1) This course is a series of practical workshops on topics associated with health services management and administration in occupational medicine. Prerequisite: Occupational and environmental medicine resident standing. Three (3) credits are required, taken over three semesters (fall, spring, and summer).
ENOH 0693 Principles of Occupational and Environmental Health (3) The purpose of this course is to convey the principles that underlie the recognition and control of workplace health hazards and address some of the injuries and illnesses related to workplace exposures. Corequisite: PHCO 0503.
ENOH 0695 Environmental Exposure Measurement and Assessment (3) Develops the skills for designing exposure studies applicable to epidemiologic investigations and health risk assessment. The course teaches a variety of techniques that can be used to measure or estimate human exposures to hazardous substances. Prerequisite: General statistics.
ENOH 0696 Public Health Preparedness II: Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (3) PHP II describes the public health emergency preparedness and response at the local, regional, state, and federal levels, addressing planning for public health response to natural (severe weather, earthquakes) and technological (transportation crashes, chemical spills) disasters, as well as to intentional attacks using CBRNE agents. Included will be both the theory and practice of emergency management; the incident command system (ICS) and public health incident command system (PHICS); the role of local, state, and federal agencies in planning and response; specific readiness based on threat ( infectious diseases, environmental) or critical populations (mental health emergency readiness, special needs, and vulnerable populations); public health crisis leadership and risk communication; and the use of the key public health competencies in emergencies (surveillance and information systems, training and evaluation, assurance, epidemiology, health education, etc.).
ENOH 0697 Public Health Preparedness: Agents of Mass Exposure, Injury, or Destruction (3) Students learn about the unique characteristics of technological materials that have the potential to cause widespread harm to individuals and public health. Technical properties of so-called weapons of mass destruction are discussed, and their mechanism and capacity to disrupt society and health are described. Scenarios for exposure of large numbers of people to harmful agents, the mechanism of injury and the effects to health, the impact of damage or destruction to property and the environment, and various means of protecting the public and public health response workers are presented. Capabilities and methods to identify deleterious agents and approaches to mitigation and application of countermeasures are described. The importance of psychological and psychosocial aspects is discussed.
ENOH 0699 Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3) The course provides an introduction to the field of industrial hygiene and to occupational health in general. The class introduces concepts, terminology, and methodology in the practice of industrial hygiene and identifies resource materials. This lecture-based and hands-on course will allow students to understand the techniques of identifying and measuring occupational hazards in various industries and settings. Additionally, an emphasis will be placed on the basics of: air sampling, ergonomics, industrial noise monitoring techniques and controls for industrial hazards, as well as basic calculations
ENOH 0701 Public Health Research Ethics (3) This course addresses ethical issues related to public health research. Lectures and discussions focus on ethical theory and current ethical issues in public health research, informed consent for research participation, role and function of institutional review boards, just selection of research subjects, ethical aspects of study design, and privacy and confidentiality. Student evaluation will be based on participation in moderated discussions, an informed consent exercise and written case analysis. Prerequisite: Doctoral student standing.
ENOH 9618 Environmental Planning and Management (3) Introduces policy decision-making processes and tools in the fields of environmental planning and management. The beginning of every class introduces the policy criterion or policy tool, followed by breakout sessions to increase student participation. Cross-listed with 34:970:618. This course is offered through Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.    
ENOH 9621 Principles of Air Pollution (3) Provides the fundamentals of air pollution control, including its importance in terms of preventing damage to property and health, its magnitude, and its sources. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Graduate Studies.
ENOH 9627 Advanced Multivariate Methods for Environmental and Health Issues (3) Examines the application of factor, principal components, discriminant, and regression methods to environmental, health, land use, and social problems. Prerequisites: PHCO 0504 and permission of instructor. Cross-listed with 16:970:527. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Graduate Studies.
ENOH 9642 Air Sampling and Analysis Techniques (3) Covers the methods used for collection and analysis of particulate and gaseous pollutants. Lecture 1 hr/wk; Laboratory 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: ENOH 9621. Cross-listed with 16:375:536. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Graduate Studies.
ENOH 9643 Hazardous Waste Management (3) Covers hazardous waste as a social and technological problem. Prerequisite: 16:375:525 Solid Waste Management (offered by the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences) or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with 16:375:530. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Graduate Studies.
ENOH 0620 Climate Change: Planetary and Human Health This course is a comprehensive overview of the multiple impacts of climate change on human health. It discusses the principles by which a change in climate results in a myriad of extreme weather patterns, and how each of these are related to human health risks. This course is intended for graduate students interested in developing a solutions-oriented mindset toweards climate change mitigation adaptation and adaptation that put human health as top priority.
ENOH 0720 Climate Change: Planetary and Human Health This course is a comprehensive overview of the multiple impacts of climate change on human health. It discusses the principles by which a change in climate results in a myriad of extreme weather patterns, and how each of these are related to human health risks. This course is intended for graduate students interested in developing a solutions-oriented mindset towards climate change mitigation adaptation and adaptation that puts human health as top priority.
Prerequisite: Doctoral student standing.
ENOH 0621 Sustainability: Planetary & Human Health Pursuit of sustainability is essential to planetary health, the health and wellbeing of people, and inclusive economic prosperity, with climate change a threat multiplier exacerbating disparities in society.
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