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William E Daniell
ENV H 510
Seattle Campus

Global Environmental and Occupational Health

Provides an overview of environmental and occupational health, with major focus on developing countries. Examines a variety of environmental hazards and influential factors, interactions with human health and well-being, and relevance to public health. Considers workplace, community, home, regional, and global problems. Offered: W.

Class description

EnvH 510 provides a graduate level overview of environmental and occupational health, with a major but not exclusive focus on developing countries. The course examines a broad spectrum of environmental hazards and influential factors, their interactions with human health and well-being, and their relevance to the effective assurance and promotion of public health. Workplace, community, home, regional and global problems are considered, with frequent use of case examples. The course stresses examining environmental health concerns in the broader context of public health, and the social, economic and other factors that mitigate the effects of environmental hazards or otherwise influence population health.

This course should allow students to develop fundamental competence in environmental and occupational health, suitable for careers anywhere in the world, including the United States.

Student learning goals

Details will be on the Canvas course site. UW is phasing out this course description site.

General method of instruction

In Winter 2014 the course will again use an active learning course model. To facilitate this approach, all class sessions are scheduled in an "Active Learning Classroom" in Odegaard Library.

The course will be primarily organized around cases, in modules that are about 2 weeks long. Each case will involve a real-world situation.

Details will be on the Canvas course site. UW is phasing out this course description site.

Recommended preparation

No pre-requisites, but enrollment is limited to graduate students.

Class assignments and grading

Details will be on the Canvas course site. UW is phasing out this course description site.

Note, this site says there is no final exam. That is not correct. There will be a final exam during finals week. Unfortunately, I have no control over that section of the course description page.

Details will be on the Canvas course site. UW is phasing out this course description site.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by William E Daniell
Date: 12/18/2013