- Health Professions and Social Work, College of
- Public Health
This course covers selected topics in occupational and environmental epidemiology through a focus on specific recent events of note, e.g., Gulf of Mexico oil spill, fires in Moscow, 9/11, and BP refinery explosion. Students have the opportunity to critically examine the current literature and to design an epidemiological study to evaluate health effects in communities or in workers that may be caused by exposure to environmental health hazards in the context of man-made or natural disasters. Exposure assessment, biomarkers, and emerging diseases within the context of the workplace and the environment are addressed.