EOH Course Description

CHM 201 General Chemistry (3, 3, 4 cr)

This lecture and laboratory course studies the fundamental principles of atomic structure, valence theory and periodic table. Reaction mechanisms and rate constants are introduced. Determination of order, effect of temperature on rate, activated state theory. Reactions in solution and acid-base chemistry are deeply covered.

CHM 202 Analytical Chemistry (3, 3, 4 cr)

This lecture and laboratory course studies the statistical treatment of analytical data, concentration expressions, gravimetric analysis, volumetric analysis, precipitation titration, acid-base titration, complexometric titration and redox titration (Prerequisite CHM 201).

CHM 204 Organic Chemistry (3, 3, 4 cr)

This lecture and laboratory course introduces students to organic chemistry and some basic principles such as types of bonds, hybridization, resonance, conformation and spatial structure, physical properties of organic compounds, preparation, reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatics, alcohols, phenols, ethers, Aldehydes, ketones, organic acids and their derivatives and amines (Prerequisite CHM 201).

MTH 205 Introductory Biostatistics (2, 0, 2 cr)

This course presents to students a description of the processes of experimental design, selection of appropriate statistical tests to analyze experimental data, and performance of these tests using current software (Prerequisite COMP 201).

MTH 206 Introductory Epidemiology (2, 0, 2 cr)

The course will study the distribution and determinants of disease and injury in populations. It provides an introduction into community health and medical problems and services. Descriptive and analytical epidemiology and statistical analysis are emphasized (Prerequisite MTH 205).

EOH 201 Introductory Toxicology (3, 0, 3 cr)

Fundamentals and principles of toxicokinetic including absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion are emphasized. The Dose-response relationship and toxicodynamic are covered. Toxicology of specific organ systems and of classes of compounds which produce similar toxic effects, chemical interactions are presented. Introductory to modeling in toxicology.

EOH 204 Environmental Microbiology I (3, 0, 3 cr)

This course will present a brief review of basic microbiology and then focus on information related to bacterial metabolism. Ultimately the material will demonstrate a variety of interactions between microorganisms and their environment, aerobic and anaerobic conditions will be presented. Microbes and biogeochemistry cycles.  Students will be introduced to water and wastewater treatment, soil, food and air microbiology

EOH 205 Environmental Microbiology II (2, 2, 3 cr)

Continuation of Environmental Microbiology I

EOH 210 Air Quality Management (3, 3, 4 cr)

This lecture and laboratory course will introduce the concepts and terminology essential to understand air pollution control. Basic atmospheric processes will be presented as they affect delivery and dispersion of pollutants. The health effects of various air pollutants will be discussed in details along with sources, sampling apparatus, analysis and control. The increasing concerns regarding indoor air quality will be presented along with approaches to investigation and control. Noise pollution will be covered (Prerequisite CHM 204).

EOH 215 Water and Wastewater Quality Management (3, 3, 4 cr)

Study of the physical and chemical properties, hydrology and ecology of surface and underground water. Basic concepts of water quality monitoring, water supply and wastewater technologies will be emphasized. Pollution sources and major pollutants will be discussed with emphasis on pesticides (Prerequisites CHM 202 and 204).

EOH 320 Introductory Risk Assessment (2, 0, 2 cr)

This course introduces the science that is used in assessing human health risks from chemical exposures. Imparts analytical skills that students can use in developing, interpreting and understanding risk assessment for individual chemical or specific contamination incidents involving exposure. Introduction to hormesis phenomenon, epigenetic and genotoxic concepts. Students will be introduced to BMD, cancer and non cancer risk assessment calculus (Prerequisite EOH 201)

EOH 325 Environmental Impact Assessment (3, 0, 3 cr)

This introductory course will cover the issues and regulations related to the environment and its resources. Techniques and methods and concepts related to environmental management, decision making and evaluation of EIA for a real case, combined with economy, social, laws and regulations. A project will be prepared and presented in class.

EOH 225 Food Quality Management (3, 0, 3 cr)

This course covers the principles and practices required to monitor food quality and food safety. Overview of major pollutants of foods. The concepts and practices of HACCP, ISO 9000, total quality management and tools of quality (Prerequisites CHM 204, EOH 201, EOH 204).

EOH 220 Waste Management (3, 3, 4 cr)

This theory and practice course covers issues involved in the determination, treatment and reduction of hazardous, non-hazardous wastes and the government regulations regarding handling of these wastes and the risks to society from it. Treatment techniques employed to mitigate their effects. Hospital waste will also be covered. (Prerequite EOH 320)

EOH 300 Industrial Hygiene I (3, 0, 3 cr)

This course covers general principles of industrial hygiene, including historical background and development as an interdisciplinary profession. Includes identification, evaluation, and control methods of occupational exposures to biological and chemical agents in the form of aerosols, gases, vapors, liquids and solids and examine the implications of toxicity and health effects from the workplace and relation to the total environment (Prerequisites EOH 201).

EOH 301 Industrial Hygiene II (3, 0, 3 cr)

This course covers occupational exposure to physical agents including noise, heat, cold, humidity and ionizing and non-ionizing radiations. Includes related aspects of safety, ergonomics, legal requirements, formation of government health agencies and contemporary problems in occupational health (Prerequisite EOH 300).

EOH 305 Humanities and Public Health (3, 0, 3 cr)

Public health mission, goals and determinants will be discussed. This course will cover many topics such economy, demography, politic, psychology, sociology and their relationship with public health sciences (Prerequisite permission of adviser).

EOH 310 Environmental Instrumentation (0, 3, 3 cr)

Students are exposed to a variety of analytical techniques and instruments utilized in environmental chemical analysis. It is designed to couple theory and application operation with a basic understanding of the chemical principles involved (Prerequisites CHM 202, CHM 204).

EOH 315 Special Topics in EOH/Seminar (3, 0, 3 cr)

Students will be trained to read scientific paper, summarize, and present the information. The process includes a discussion and critique of the presented manuscript. Enables students to know how to make a seminar, a poster and to write a scientific paper (Prerequisite: permission of adviser).

EOH 330 Environmental ethics (2,0,2 cr)

This course studies the moral relationship between human beings and the environment, and considers how to ethically defend our actions on the environment and its nonhuman contents. We will be particularly interested in understanding relevant ethical principles and values in order to defend and justify our choices in this regard. We also study the value and moral status of the environment and its contents—animals, plants, ecosystems, etc (Prerequisite EOH 305).

EOH 299 Graduation Project (0, 3, 3 cr)

The project involves the formulation and implementation of a work in the field of environmental health. This project enables students to apply skills and knowledge through a supervised field training experience in a public health setting that complements the student’s interests and career goals. Student should submit a written report and present and defined it as part of his graduation requirements.