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EHS Competencies

Upon receiving an MPH degree with a concentration in Environmental Health Sciences, the student will be able to:
  • Discuss the basic principles of how contaminants are introduced into the air, water, soil, and food and then transported through the environment.
  • Describe the mechanisms of toxicity of biological, chemical, and physical stressors, including absorption, distribution, metabolic transformation, elimination, and genetic susceptibility.
  • Use epidemiological, exposure assessment toxicological, and statistical techniques in assessing the risks associated with environmental hazards in the working, residential, and community environments.
  • Apply the basic principles used to manage risks associated with exposure to environmental hazards.
  • Review, critique and evaluate environmental epidemiology research articles.
  • Evaluate the scientific merit and feasibility of environmental epidemiology study designs.
  • Synthesize information from a variety of environmental health and related studies.
  • Coordinate an environmental epidemiology study, with minimal supervision.
  • Write up and present research findings to professional audiences.