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.