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This is a draft edition of the 2014-15 Catalog; the final edition will be published in late summer 2014.

Occupational and Environmental Health

Head

  • Peter Thorne

Faculty

Professors

  • Kennith Culp (Occupational and Environmental Health/Nursing), William Field (Occupational and Environmental Health/Epidemiology), Laurence Fuortes (Occupational and Environmental Health/International Programs/Epidemiology), Fredric Gerr (Occupational and Environmental Health/Epidemiology/Internal Medicine), Vicki Grassian (Occupational and Environmental Health/Education/Chemistry/Chemical and Biochemical Engineering), Patrick Hartley (Occupational and Environmental Health/Internal Medicine), Keri Hornbuckle (Civil and Environmental Engineering/Occupational and Environmental Health), Paul James (Family Medicine/Occupational and Environmental Health), Joel Kline (Occupational and Environmental Health/Internal Medicine), Gabriele Ludewig, James Merchant (Occupational and Environmental Health/Internal Medicine/Nursing), Patrick O'Shaughnessy (Civil and Environmental Engineering/Occupational and Environmental Health), David Osterberg (Geographical and Sustainability Sciences/Occupational and Environmental Health), Gene Parkin (Civil and Environmental Engineering/Occupational and Environmental Health), Corinne Peek-Asa (Occupational and Environmental Health/Epidemiology/Nursing/Public Policy Center), George Phillips (Occupational and Environmental Health/Stead Family Department of Pediatrics), Larry Robertson (Radiation Oncology/Occupational and Environmental Health), Jerald Schnoor (Civil and Environmental Engineering/Occupational and Environmental Health), Peter Thorne (Civil and Environmental Engineering/Occupational and Environmental Health), David Wilder (Occupational and Environmental Health/Biomedical Engineering)

Associate professors

  • Carri Casteel, Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Thomas Peters, Marizen Ramirez, Diane Rohlman, Thomas Schnell (Industrial Engineering/Occupational and Environmental Health/Electrical and Computer Engineering/Neurology)

Assistant professors

  • Renee Anthony, Brenda Buikema, Nathan Fethke (Occupational and Environmental Health/Biomedical Engineering), Matthew Nonnenmann

Adjunct professors

  • David Deeter, Michael Rosmann

Adjunct associate professors

  • Craig Bainbridge (Occupational and Environmental Health/Internal Medicine), Susan Chrysler, Kenneth McMains, Peter Weyer

Adjunct assistant professors

  • Chandran Achutan, Jonas Baltrusaitis, Danelle Bickett-Weddle, Edward Bottei (Occupational and Environmental Health/Internal Medicine/Stead Family Department of Pediatrics/Pharmacy), Razvan Chereches, Gregory Couser, Christine Deignan, Gregory Flamme, Rex Kuye, Murray Madsen, John Rosecrance, Donald Simmons, Londa Vanderwal, John Vargo, Michael Wichman

Professors emeriti

  • Thomas Cook, Kelley Donham, William Hausler, L.W. Knapp Jr., Keith Long, Donald Morgan, Nancy Sprince, Craig Zwerling

Associate professor emeritus

  • Henri Cuddihy (Internal Medicine)

Assistant professor emeritus

  • Pamela Ward
Graduate degrees: M.S. in occupational and environmental health; Ph.D. in occupational and environmental health
Web site: http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/oeh/

The Department of Occupational and Environmental Health focuses on assessment of risk factors in the physical environment and their relationship to disease—particularly health problems of agricultural and industrial workers. Students are guided by faculty members whose research interests include rural health care delivery, agricultural health, environmental health, occupational medicine, occupational lung disease, mammalian toxicology, inhalation toxicology, ergonomics, indoor air quality, occupational injury, injury epidemiology, injury prevention programs, aerosol physics, air and water quality, environmental chemistry, analytical toxicology, and environmental health in developing countries.

Graduate Programs of Study

  • Master of Science in occupational and environmental health
  • Doctor of Philosophy in occupational and environmental health

Both of the department's graduate degree programs offer optional subprograms in agricultural safety and health and industrial hygiene.

In addition to its degree programs, the department offers two subprograms for the Master of Public Health: the ergonomics subprogram and the occupational and environmental health subprogram; see "M.P.H. Subprograms" below. It also participates in the College of Public Health's graduate Certificate in Agricultural Safety and Health; see Agricultural Safety and Health in the Catalog.

The department collaborates with the Department of Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering) and the School of Urban and Regional Planning (Graduate College) to offer joint degree programs; see "Joint B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering/M.S." and "Joint M.S./M.A. or M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning" below.

Individuals who are not enrolled in one of the department's degree programs but wish to take courses offered by the department may apply for professional improvement status. The department also offers an occupational medicine residency training program.

Master of Science

The Master of Science program in occupational and environmental health requires a minimum of 38 s.h. of graduate credit. It is offered with two optional subprograms: agricultural safety and health and industrial hygiene. The M.S. with agricultural safety and health subprogram requires a minimum of 40 s.h. of graduate credit; the M.S. with industrial hygiene subprogram requires a minimum of 43 s.h. of graduate credit. All M.S. students are required to complete a thesis.

The M.S. in occupational and environmental health without a subprogram requires the following work.

CORE COURSES

Students must complete all of the following courses.

OEH:4240 (175:197) Global Environmental Health3 s.h.
OEH:5010 (175:180) Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar (taken three times, twice for 0 s.h. and once for 1 s.h.)1 s.h.
OEH:5620 (175:230) Occupational Health3 s.h.
OEH:5710 (175:260) Environmental Toxicology3 s.h.
BIOS:5110 (171:161) Introduction to Biostatistics3 s.h.
EPID:4400 (173:140) Epidemiology I: Principles3 s.h.
GRAD:7270 (650:270) Principles of Scholarly Integrity0 s.h.
MPH:6100 (170:200) Essentials of Public Health1 s.h.
PATH:8133 (069:133) Introduction to Human Pathology for Graduate Students4 s.h.
ELECTIVES

Credit earned in elective courses and the thesis completes the 38 s.h. required for the degree. Students work with their advisors to select electives appropriate for their professional goals.

THESIS

A thesis is required. Students may earn a maximum of 6 s.h. for the thesis. Additional thesis credit may be allowed for students who earn more than 38 s.h.

OEH:7000 (175:300) Thesis/Dissertationarr.

M.S. with Subprogram in Agricultural Safety and Health

The M.S. with subprogram in agricultural safety and health requires a minimum of 40 s.h. of graduate credit. The program prepares students for careers in education, health care, insurance, and agribusiness as specialists in agricultural safety and health.

The M.S. in occupational and environmental health with the agricultural safety and health subprogram requires the following work.

SUBPROGRAM CORE

Students must complete all of the following courses.

OEH:4110 (175:196) Agricultural Safety: Theories and Practice2 s.h.
OEH:4240 (175:197) Global Environmental Health3 s.h.
OEH:5010 (175:180) Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar (taken three times, twice for 0 s.h. and once for 1 s.h.)1 s.h.
OEH:5620 (175:230) Occupational Health3 s.h.
OEH:5710 (175:260) Environmental Toxicology3 s.h.
OEH:6110 (175:209) Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine3 s.h.
OEH:6120 (175:210) Current Topics in Agricultural Health (seminar, taken two times, once for 0 s.h. and once for 1 s.h.)1 s.h.
OEH:7040 (175:203) Preceptorship in Occupational and Environmental Healtharr.
EPID:4400 (173:140) Epidemiology I: Principles3 s.h.
GRAD:7270 (650:270) Principles of Scholarly Integrity0 s.h.
MPH:6100 (170:200) Essentials of Public Health1 s.h.
PATH:8133 (069:133) Introduction to Human Pathology for Graduate Students4 s.h.

One of these:

OEH:4540 (175:182) Statistics for Experimenters3 s.h.
BIOS:5110 (171:161) Introduction to Biostatistics3 s.h.
ELECTIVES

Credit earned in elective courses and the thesis completes the 40 s.h. required for the degree. Agricultural safety and health subtrack students must complete elective course work from one of five focus areas. The amount of credit required varies by focus area, as follows.

Industrial hygiene: 9 s.h.
Ergonomics: 9 s.h.
Occupational and environmental health: 9 s.h.
Occupational epidemiology: 9 s.h.
Occupational injury prevention: 8 s.h.

THESIS

A thesis is required. Students earn a minimum of 3 s.h. for the thesis.

OEH:7000 (175:300) Thesis/Dissertationarr.

M.S. with Subprogram in Industrial Hygiene

The M.S. with subprogram in industrial hygiene requires a minimum of 43 s.h. of graduate credit. The program prepares students for careers in industrial hygiene as well as the broad field of occupational and environmental health. Career opportunities are available in health and safety departments of industries; in consulting firms; in academic institutions; and in local, state, and federal public health agencies.

The M.S. in occupational and environmental health with the industrial hygiene subprogram requires the following work.

SUBPROGRAM CORE

Students must complete all of the following courses.

OEH:4240 (175:197) Global Environmental Health3 s.h.
OEH:4310 (175:190) Occupational Ergonomics I3 s.h.
OEH:4540 (175:182) Statistics for Experimenters3 s.h.
OEH:5010 (175:180) Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar (taken three times, twice for 0 s.h. and once for 1 s.h.)1 s.h.
OEH:5410 (175:192) Occupational Safety3 s.h.
OEH:5620 (175:230) Occupational Health3 s.h.
OEH:5710 (175:260) Environmental Toxicology3 s.h.
OEH:6420 (175:231) Industrial Hygiene Fundamentals3 s.h.
OEH:6430 (175:232) Assessing Physical Agent Hazards3 s.h.
OEH:6440 (175:233) Control of Occupational Hazards3 s.h.
OEH:6450 (175:221) Aerosol Technology3 s.h.
EPID:4400 (173:140) Epidemiology I: Principles3 s.h.
GRAD:7270 (650:270) Principles of Scholarly Integrity0 s.h.
MPH:6100 (170:200) Essentials of Public Health1 s.h.
ELECTIVES

Credit in elective courses and the thesis completes the 43 s.h. required for the degree. Students work with their advisors to select electives appropriate for their professional goals.

THESIS

A thesis is required. Students may earn a maximum of 6 s.h. for the thesis.

OEH:7000 (175:300) Thesis/Dissertationarr.

Joint B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering/M.S.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering students majoring in biomedical engineering (musculoskeletal biomechanics track) who are interested in earning a Master of Science in occupational and environmental health (industrial hygiene subprogram) may apply to the joint B.S.E./M.S. program offered by the College of Engineering and the College of Public Health. The joint program permits students to count a limited amount of credit toward the requirements of both degrees, enabling them to begin the study of public health before they complete the bachelor's degree. For information about the B.S.E. program, see Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering) in the Catalog.

Joint M.S./M.A. or M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning

The joint Master of Science in occupational and environmental health/Master of Arts or Master of Science in urban and regional planning requires 65 s.h. of graduate credit. Separate application to each degree program is required; applicants must be admitted to both programs before they may be admitted to the joint degree program. For information about the graduate programs in planning, see Urban and Regional Planning (Graduate College) in the Catalog.

M.P.H. Subprograms

The Department of Occupational and Environmental Health offers two subprograms for the Master of Public Health: the ergonomics subprogram and the occupational and environmental health subprogram.

The ergonomics subprogram focuses on understanding how workplace environments contribute to musculoskeletal injuries and illness and on control of workplace risk factors. Graduates are prepared to work in industry and government agencies or pursue further academic training.

The occupational and environmental health subprogram provides a broad perspective on public health and career preparation for a variety of professional positions in occupational and environmental health.

For detailed information about the M.P.H. degree, see Master of Public Health Program in the Catalog.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy program in occupational and environmental health requires 72 s.h. of graduate credit. The program prepares students for professional and academic careers in environmental and occupational health. It is offered with two optional subprograms: agricultural safety and health, and industrial hygiene.

All doctoral students must complete a dissertation—a substantial scholarly treatise.

The Ph.D. in occupational and environmental health without a subprogram requires the following work.

CORE COURSES

Students must complete all of the following courses.

OEH:4240 (175:197) Global Environmental Health3 s.h.
OEH:5010 (175:180) Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar (taken three times, twice for 0 s.h. and once for 1 s.h.)1 s.h.
OEH:5620 (175:230) Occupational Health3 s.h.
BIOS:5110 (171:161) Introduction to Biostatistics3 s.h.
BIOS:5120 (171:162) Design and Analysis of Biomedical Studies3 s.h.
EPID:4400 (173:140) Epidemiology I: Principles3 s.h.
GRAD:7270 (650:270) Principles of Scholarly Integrity1 s.h.
MPH:6100 (170:200) Essentials of Public Health1 s.h.
PATH:8133 (069:133) Introduction to Human Pathology for Graduate Students4 s.h.
ELECTIVES

Students must earn a minimum of 24 s.h. in non-research-related courses, including classroom courses or equivalent web-based courses. Students work with their advisors to select courses appropriate for their professional goals.

RESEARCH CREDIT

Students earn the remaining credit for the Ph.D. by completing any combination of the following courses or other classroom courses. All Ph.D. students must complete a dissertation.

OEH:7000 (175:300) Thesis/Dissertationarr.
OEH:7020 (175:172) Independent Study in Occupational and Environmental Healtharr.
OEH:7030 (175:201) Research in Occupational and Environmental Healtharr.

Ph.D. with Subprogram in Agricultural Safety and Health

The Ph.D. with subprogram in agricultural safety and health prepares doctoral students for academic, research, and policy-making careers in occupational and environmental health, with specialty in agricultural safety and health.

The Ph.D. in occupational and environmental health with the agricultural safety and health subprogram requires the following work.

SUBPROGRAM CORE

Students must complete all of the following courses.

OEH:4110 (175:196) Agricultural Safety: Theories and Practice2 s.h.
OEH:4240 (175:197) Global Environmental Health3 s.h.
OEH:5010 (175:180) Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar (taken three times, twice for 0 s.h. and once for 1 s.h.)1 s.h.
OEH:5620 (175:230) Occupational Health3 s.h.
OEH:6110 (175:209) Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine3 s.h.
OEH:6120 (175:210) Current Topics in Agricultural Health (seminar, taken two times, once for 0 s.h. and once for 1 s.h.)1 s.h.
OEH:7040 (175:203) Preceptorship in Occupational and Environmental Healtharr.
BIOS:5120 (171:162) Design and Analysis of Biomedical Studies3 s.h.
EPID:4400 (173:140) Epidemiology I: Principles3 s.h.
EPID:5570 (173:157) Zoonotic Diseases2 s.h.
GRAD:7270 (650:270) Principles of Scholarly Integrity1 s.h.
MPH:6100 (170:200) Essentials of Public Health1 s.h.
PATH:8133 (069:133) Introduction to Human Pathology for Graduate Students4 s.h.

One of these:

OEH:4540 (175:182) Statistics for Experimenters3 s.h.
BIOS:5110 (171:161) Introduction to Biostatistics3 s.h.
ELECTIVES

Agricultural safety and health subprogram students must complete elective course work from one of five focus areas. The amount of credit required varies by focus area, as follows.

Industrial hygiene: 24 s.h.
Ergonomics: 15 s.h.
Occupational and environmental health: 24 s.h.
Occupational epidemiology: 11 s.h.
Occupational injury prevention: 11 s.h.

RESEARCH CREDIT

Students earn the remaining credit for the Ph.D. by completing any combination of the following courses or other classroom courses. All Ph.D. students must complete a dissertation.

OEH:7000 (175:300) Thesis/Dissertationarr.
OEH:7020 (175:172) Independent Study in Occupational and Environmental Healtharr.
OEH:7030 (175:201) Research in Occupational and Environmental Healtharr.

Ph.D. with Subprogram in Industrial Hygiene

The Ph.D. with subprogram in industrial hygiene provides doctoral students with specialized knowledge in industrial hygiene in addition to their expertise in the broad field of occupational and environmental health.

The Ph.D. in occupational and environmental health with the industrial hygiene subprogram requires the following work.

SUBPROGRAM CORE

Students must complete all of the following courses.

OEH:4240 (175:197) Global Environmental Health3 s.h.
OEH:4310 (175:190) Occupational Ergonomics I3 s.h.
OEH:5010 (175:180) Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar (taken three times, twice for 0 s.h. and once for 1 s.h.)1 s.h.
OEH:5410 (175:192) Occupational Safety3 s.h.
OEH:5620 (175:230) Occupational Health3 s.h.
OEH:5710 (175:260) Environmental Toxicology3 s.h.
OEH:6420 (175:231) Industrial Hygiene Fundamentals3 s.h.
OEH:6430 (175:232) Assessing Physical Agent Hazards3 s.h.
OEH:6440 (175:233) Control of Occupational Hazards3 s.h.
OEH:6450 (175:221) Aerosol Technology3 s.h.
OEH:6460 (175:234) Quantitative Exposure Assessment: Study Design and Evaluation3 s.h.
BIOS:5120 (171:162) Design and Analysis of Biomedical Studies3 s.h.
EPID:4400 (173:140) Epidemiology I: Principles3 s.h.
GRAD:7270 (650:270) Principles of Scholarly Integrity1 s.h.
MPH:6100 (170:200) Essentials of Public Health1 s.h.

One of these:

OEH:4540 (175:182) Statistics for Experimenters3 s.h.
BIOS:5110 (171:161) Introduction to Biostatistics3 s.h.
ELECTIVES

Students must earn a minimum of 12 s.h. in non-research-related courses, including classroom courses or equivalent web-based courses. Students work with their advisors to select courses appropriate for their professional goals.

RESEARCH CREDIT

Students earn the remaining credit for the Ph.D. by completing any combination of the following courses or other classroom courses. All Ph.D. students must complete a dissertation.

OEH:7000 (175:300) Thesis/Dissertationarr.
OEH:7020 (175:172) Independent Study in Occupational and Environmental Healtharr.
OEH:7030 (175:201) Research in Occupational and Environmental Healtharr.

Admission

Applicants to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in occupational and environmental health must apply through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS); they also must apply for admission to the Graduate College through the University of Iowa Office of Admissions. For detailed application information, visit Prospective Students/How to Apply on the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health web site.

The occupational and environmental health faculty takes several factors into consideration when evaluating applications for admission, including Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test scores, grade-point averages, letters of recommendation, intent and motivation for graduate study, and research interests. A student with deficiencies in one area may be admitted if all other components of his or her application are very strong.

All M.S. and Ph.D. program applicants must hold a bachelor's degree and have a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.00 (M.S. applicants) or at least 3.25 (Ph.D. applicants). All applicants must have taken the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test. A GRE combined verbal and quantitative score of 299 or higher is recommended for applicants to the M.S. program; a combined verbal and quantitative score of 302 or higher is recommended for applicants to the Ph.D. program. For applicants who have not taken the GRE, the department considers scores from other standardized tests, such as the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada (except Quebec), Australia, or New Zealand must score at least 100 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants who score 81-99 (Internet-based) are required to take English fluency courses. Applicants who score below 81 are not considered for admission.

Undergraduate preparation for M.S. applicants must include course work in mathematics, biology, chemistry, and either physical sciences or engineering, depending on the applicant's chosen specialty area.

M.S. applicants who intend to pursue the industrial hygiene subprogram also must have taken physics and mathematics through calculus; course work in biology, microbiology, and computer programming is highly recommended.

Completion of the M.S. program before beginning Ph.D. study is recommended. Undergraduate preparation for doctoral applicants must include at least two semesters of chemistry, one semester of physics, and one semester of calculus. Course work in biology, microbiology, and computer programming is highly recommended, particularly for students interested in some specialized areas.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or the Graduate College section of the Catalog.

Students may enter the department's graduate programs in the fall. February 1 is the priority application deadline for consideration for financial support; May 1 is the final application deadline.

Financial Support

Several graduate student awards, including tuition and stipend support, are available for individuals interested in industrial hygiene, agricultural safety and health, ergonomics, occupational epidemiology, or occupational injury prevention. Both stipend and tuition support are available for all occupational medicine residents. Full-time graduate students in good academic standing (those not admitted on conditional status) are eligible for a stipend and tuition support. All other students are eligible for tuition support only; requests are considered case-by-case. All recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS

The College of Public Health's Environmental Health Sciences Training Program offers postdoctoral positions in environmental health/toxicology. Appointments are made for two years with the possibility of an additional year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Residency Program

In cooperation with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the department offers residency training in occupational medicine for physicians seeking specialty training in occupational medicine. For information contact the director of the Occupational Medicine Residency Program.

Facilities and Resources

The Department of Occupational and Environmental Health is housed in the College of Public Health Building, on the University's health sciences campus, and at the Institute for Rural and Environmental Health, at the University of Iowa Research Park. College of Public Health-based laboratory facilities give researchers and students access to cutting-edge technologies for the study of occupational and environmental health.

The Inhalation Toxicology Facility provides a full array of inhalation toxicology, aerosol science, and bioaerosol assay services. A primary focus of the facility is the study of toxicants found in the agricultural environment and related exposure situations. The facility is particularly well-equipped for studying organic dusts and bioaerosols.

The Occupational Hygiene Laboratory provides expertise and equipment for exposure assessment in occupational settings. The laboratory offers a range of sample collection capabilities and an extensive inventory of sampling equipment. Field and laboratory services available through the laboratory support exposure-response studies and control technology development studies in a variety of occupational arenas, including agriculture, construction, and indoor environments (home and office).

A computer laboratory is available for student use, and a library collection is located at the Institute for Rural and Environmental Health.

Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, one of 17 education and research centers funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, provides training, education, and outreach. Its program areas are industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, ergonomics, agricultural safety and health, occupational injury prevention research, occupational epidemiology, and continuing education and outreach.

Courses

OEH:3210 (175:101) Health, Work, and the Environment3 s.h.
Current topics in occupational and environmental health; how the United States protects workers, protects people from environmental agents, and reduces environmental harm. Same as GEOG:3210 (044:174).
 
OEH:4110 (175:196) Agricultural Safety: Theories and Practice2 s.h.
General theories and practice of injury prevention from varied fields, including industrial safety, engineering, regulation, education, epidemiology, social psychology; strategic application in agriculture.
 
OEH:4210 (175:111) International Health3 s.h.
Urgent health problems in the developing world and among disadvantaged populations in developed countries; biological, social, cultural, political aspects of international health problems; applications of research methods from epidemiology, environmental health, social sciences. Same as GHS:4210 (152:111), EPID:4210 (173:111).
 
OEH:4220 (175:252) U.S. and Global Environmental Health Policy3 s.h.
Major concerns in environment and human health, legislation enacted to deal with these concerns; emphasis on contemporary issues. Offered fall semesters of odd years. Requirements: for OEH:4220 (175:252)OEH:4240 (175:197); for CEE:4220 (053:204)CEE:2150 (053:050). Same as CEE:4220 (053:204), GHS:4220 (152:252).
 
OEH:4240 (175:197) Global Environmental Health3 s.h.
Environmental health comprised of aspects of human health determined by interactions with physical, chemical, biological, and social factors in global environment; worldview and survey; focus on issues most relevant today; sustainability; air, water, and soil pollution and remediation; occupational health; injury prevention; food safety and security; risk assessment; environmental health policy.
 
OEH:4310 (175:190) Occupational Ergonomics I2-3 s.h.
Principles of ergonomics, with focus on physical capabilities of workers and their interactions with their work environment; physiological basis of work, patterns of work, occupational risk factors for musculoskeletal and neurovascular disorders, workplace and equipment design, integration of ergonomics in manufacturing processes.
 
OEH:4510 (175:170) Injury and Violence Prevention3 s.h.
Theory, research, and practice of injury control; unintentional and intentional injuries; local, national, international injury issues. Same as EPID:4510 (173:170).
 
OEH:4520 (175:175) Research Methods in Disaster Studies3 s.h.
Epidemiologic study of disasters and their health consequences; research to identify and reduce health effects, research in context of response and preparedness. Same as EPID:4520 (173:175), GHS:4275 (152:195).
 
OEH:4530 (175:176) Global Road Safety2 s.h.
Road safety problem, data sources, research methods used in field, and how intervention and prevention programs are developed and evaluated; lecture, hands‑on approaches.
 
OEH:4540 (175:182) Statistics for Experimenters3 s.h.
Application of statistical techniques to evaluate data derived from experimental samples designs; use of spreadsheets, statistical software; design and analysis of experiments; regression analysis; model building; practical applications. Same as CEE:4187 (053:187).
 
OEH:4920 (175:198) Solid and Hazardous Wastes3 s.h.
Sources, characteristics, collection, disposal of solid and hazardous wastes; environmental impacts of hazardous waste management; resource recovery systems. Requirements: for CEE:4158 (053:158)CEE:2150 (053:050); for OEH:4920 (175:198)OEH:4240 (175:197). Same as CEE:4158 (053:158).
 
OEH:5010 (175:180) Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar0-1 s.h.
Contemporary topics in occupational health, agricultural and comparative medicine, environmental health.
 
OEH:5120 (175:211) Veterinary Public Health: The Profession1 s.h.
History and overview of veterinary public health and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM); preparation for ACVPM board of certification.
 
OEH:5410 (175:192) Occupational Safety3 s.h.
Principles and practices of occupational safety; applications in industrial and other occupational settings; interactions with other disciplines.
 
OEH:5530 (175:185) Interpreting Occupational and Environmental Health Research2 s.h.
Tools necessary for making critical assessment of published scientific research reports from a methodological perspective; examples from recently published research studies in occupational and environmental health. Corequisites: BIOS:5110 (171:161) and EPID:4400 (173:140).
 
OEH:5620 (175:230) Occupational Health3 s.h.
Principles, practice of occupational medicine, fundamentals of industrial hygiene and safety, occupational health management, ergonomics, occupational health nursing. Offered fall semesters.
 
OEH:5710 (175:260) Environmental Toxicology3 s.h.
Sources, routes of absorption, effects of environmental toxicants affecting man; pathophysiology of toxicant actions, including those of air and water pollutants, metals, pesticides, solvents, food toxicants, chemicals. Requirements: college chemistry or physiology or biochemistry.
 
OEH:6110 (175:209) Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine3 s.h.
Clinical orientation of specific health problems of rural residents, agricultural workers; rural health care delivery, socioeconomic issues in agriculture and their effects on health and safety of the agricultural population; occupational health problems, environmental health hazards in rural areas. Requirements: enrollment in College of Public Health or health sciences.
 
OEH:6120 (175:210) Current Topics in Agricultural Health0-1 s.h.
Issues that affect the health of agricultural populations, such as agro‑terrorism, antibiotic resistance, genetically modified organisms; current scientific literature.
 
OEH:6130 (175:208) Agricultural Safety and Health: Practice, Research Methods, and Policy3 s.h.
Comprehensive overview of regional, national, and global agricultural production and associated public health hazards; solutions to identified hazards. Corequisites: OEH:6110 (175:209), if not taken as a prerequisite.
 
OEH:6310 (175:295) Clinical Ergonomics3 s.h.
Clinical orientation to specific ergonomic problems and issues; preparation for conducting independent on‑site ergonomic evaluations in occupational settings; experience developing and evaluating ergonomic inventions in an occupational setting; rotation through an occupational medicine clinic. Prerequisites: OEH:4310 (175:190).
 
OEH:6320 (175:294) Occupational Ergonomics II3 s.h.
Application of ergonomic principles in varied work settings, through case study approach; participatory ergonomics, economics of ergonomics, workforce issues, psychosocial factors, shift work, integration of ergonomics into business models, current legislative issues, legal aspects of ergonomics, international perspectives; biomedical instrumentation used for risk factor exposure measurements.
 
OEH:6420 (175:231) Industrial Hygiene Fundamentals3 s.h.
Principles, with emphasis on recognition of chemical health hazards, physical health hazards at work. Corequisites: OEH:5620 (175:230), if not taken as a prerequisite.
 
OEH:6430 (175:232) Assessing Physical Agent Hazards3 s.h.
Basic principles of recognizing and evaluating hazards presented by physical agents in occupational environments. Prerequisites: OEH:6420 (175:231).
 
OEH:6440 (175:233) Control of Occupational Hazards3 s.h.
Physical science concepts applied to control of occupational hazards ranging from dusts to mists to vapors; strategies, management issues, personal protective equipment, implementation skills; in‑depth instruction on local exhaust ventilation system design. Prerequisites: OEH:6420 (175:231).
 
OEH:6450 (175:221) Aerosol Technology3 s.h.
Particle statistics and physics of aerosols, including inertia, diffusion, nucleation, evaporation, condensation, optics, electrical properties; relationship to fields such as agriculture, nanotechnology, environmental and occupational health, atmospheric chemistry, drug delivery.
 
OEH:6460 (175:234) Quantitative Exposure Assessment: Study Design and Evaluation3 s.h.
Principles of designing occupational and environmental exposure assessment studies, analyzing exposure data, and conducting exposure‑response evaluations. Prerequisites: BIOS:5110 (171:161) or OEH:4540 (175:182).
 
OEH:6510 (175:220) Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology3 s.h.
Overview of methods to interpret and perform environmental and occupational epidemiologic studies with focus on exposure assessment; valuable insights into identifying regional, national, global environmental, and occupational health‑related issues. Prerequisites: EPID:4400 (173:140). Same as EPID:6200 (173:220).
 
OEH:6520 (175:251) Injury Epidemiology3 s.h.
How epidemiology can be applied to injury prevention and control: epidemiology literature, specific methodological problems involved in the epidemiology of injuries, critical evaluation of research articles. Offered spring semesters of odd years. Prerequisites: EPID:4400 (173:140). Same as EPID:6510 (173:251).
 
OEH:6530 (175:253) Epidemiology of Occupational Injuries3-4 s.h.
Epidemiological literature on occupational injuries and their prevention; focus on research methods. Offered spring semesters of even years. Prerequisites: EPID:4400 (173:140). Same as EPID:6530 (173:253).
 
OEH:6610 (175:285) Advanced Topics in Occupational Medicine2 s.h.
Skills and knowledge for evaluating and treating patients with work‑related illness.
 
OEH:6720 (175:265) Advanced Toxicology4 s.h.
Hepatic metabolism and toxification mechanisms, pulmonary and immunotoxicology, nervous system poisons and their mechanisms of action, general and molecular concepts of chemical carcinogenesis. Prerequisites: OEH:5710 (175:260).
 
OEH:7000 (175:300) Thesis/Dissertationarr.
 
OEH:7010 (175:171) Problems in Occupational and Environmental Healtharr.
Didactic material in occupational and environmental health; may include tutorial, seminar, faculty‑directed independent work (e.g., literature search, project, short research project).
 
OEH:7020 (175:172) Independent Study in Occupational and Environmental Healtharr.
In‑depth pursuit of an area in occupational and environmental health requiring substantial creativity and independence.
 
OEH:7030 (175:201) Research in Occupational and Environmental Healtharr.
Research that may lead to a dissertation.
 
OEH:7040 (175:203) Preceptorship in Occupational and Environmental Healtharr.
Work experience using knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom; arranged in conjunction with departmental or collegiate activities or with governmental agencies or private industry.
 
OEH:8610 (175:996) Occupational Medicinearr.
In‑depth study of an area in occupational and environmental medicine, with clinical experience in an outpatient community setting. Four‑week course. Requirements: M.D. enrollment.