Mississippi Valley State University

April 16, 2014

Environmental Health (EH)

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH- EH

EH 200. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. A survey of the basic principles of sanitation with applications to food borne disease, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and vector control. 3

EH 300. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. The chemical parameters of pollution and the methods of analysis are studied. Tests used to examine the quality of drinking water and the effectiveness of wastewater treatment systems are performed. Prerequisites: EH200, CH 111, CH 112. 4

EH 301. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. A review of the role of microbiology in disease prevention and control. Laboratory exercises are conducted in the bacteriological analysis of food, milk, and water. Prerequisites: EH 200, BI 111, BI 112, CH 301, CH 302. 4

EH 305. PUBLIC HEALTH SANITATION. An introduction to the theory and practice of sanitary inspections. The role of effective communication and the legal implications of inspection are reviewed. Inspection sites of interest are food facilities, housing, mobile home parks and day care centers. 3

EH 315. EPIDEMIOLOGY. The collection, analysis, and presentation of health data are covered. These techniques are used in epidemiological applications designed to study the determinants and patterns of disease in the population. Prerequisite: EH 200 or permission of the instructor. 3

EH 320. HEALTH EDUCATION METHODS. Educational materials, methods and techniques employed by the environmental health practitioner are discussed or permission of the Instructor. Prerequisite: EH 200. 3

EH 340. AIR POLLUTION. The characteristics, effects and regulation of air contaminants, which exist in the ambient and indoor air environments, are reviewed. Prerequisites: EH 200, CH 111, CH 112. 3

EH 350. BIOSTATISTICS. The course explains tabular and graphical representation of statistical data, measures of central tendency and variation, probability, sampling, statistical inference, confidence intervals, linear regression, correlation and an introduction to nonparametric statistic methods. MA 111. 3

EH 370. INSECT AND VECTOR CONTROL. A look at current methods used to identify and control arthropod and rodent vectors of disease. Pesticide applications and biological control techniques are evaluated. 3

EH 418. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT. A lecture course designed to familiarize the student with the storage, collection and disposal of solid waste; the environmental impact of the disposal method and hazards associated with waste. Prerequisite: EH 200. 3

EH 420. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH. The skills necessary to recognize, evaluate and recommend controls for environmental hazards found in the work place are developed. Pneumoconioses, dennatoses, ergonomics, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation are discussed. Prerequisites: Junior status or permission of the Instructor. 4

EH 451. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY. This course will review those substances considered to be poisonous that are present in the environment as well as their entry, action, and elimination from the body. Prerequisites: Junior status. CH 111, CH 112. 3

EH 465. PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION. An introduction to the planning, organization and administration of environmental health programs. Topic include: the delivery of health care services, environmental impact statements, and public health law. Prerequisites: Senior status. 3

EH 488. INTERNSHIP. All environmental health majors are required to complete an internship at an environmental or public health agency for a minimum period of 10 weeks. The purpose of the internship is to give students the opportunity to enhance their academic instruction with practical experience in the field. Prerequisite: Senior status. 6

EH 489. SPECIAL PROBLEMS. Projects of special interest in environmental or public health are undertaken. These may be individual works under the direction of a faculty member or involve one or more of the following: experimental work, wide reading, and development of special skills or techniques for scientific investigation. Prerequisite: Junior status. 3

EH 191-192; 291-292; 491-492. SEMINAR. Selected literature on current specific research is critically examined. Individuals are encouraged to read professional journals. Seminar members report at stated intervals on assigned problems in environmental or public health. Majors are required to enroll in seminar each semester. 1