ENV H 439/539: One Health: Human and Animal Health in a Changing Environment
MWF 9:30 to 10:20 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Peter Rabinowitz, MD MPH
Prerequisite: BIOL 180 or equivalent
Zika, Ebola, MERS, SARS and other new diseases from wild and domestic animals are emerging as a result of agriculture intensification, habitat loss, and climate change. Wildlife and domestic animals, like the “canary in the coalmine,” can provide early warning of environmental hazards. “One Health” is a transdisciplinary systems concept connecting human, animal, and environmental health to address emerging disease challenges.
Through a case-based approach, the course will explore integrated approaches to assessment and control of a number of health issues at the human-animal-environment interface.
ENV H 448/549: Community Air Pollution
T TH 9:00 to 10:20 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Sverre Vedal, MD MPH
According to the World Heath Organization – 7 million people die each year from air pollution. This course provides a comprehensive overview of community air pollution. Topics covered include: 1) air pollution sources, chemistry and meteorology; 2) effects on human health and the environment; 3) climate change; 4) air quality standards, monitoring and management; 5) air pollution control technology; 6) indoor air; 7) special topics, including wood smoke and alternative fuels.