Master of Science in Occupational Health-Industrial Hygiene

MSOH-IH Course Descriptions


PUBH 5020 Occupational Health (3 credit hours)
Scientific, regulatory and management principles applicable to hazard anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of harmful agents, including an introduction to industrial hygiene instrumentation, occupational health programs and ethics. Includes a field component.
Term Offered: Fall

PUBH 5060 Occupational Safety (3 credit hours)
Scientific, regulatory and management principles applicable to safety and health programs, administration, and controlling unsafe conditions/acts. Includes a field component.
Term Offered: Fall

PUBH 5160 Environmental Health (3 credit hours)
Scientific, regulatory and management principles applicable to human disease associated with food, water, air and soil contamination. Focuses on biology and chemistry of contamination, exposure monitoring and contaminant control. Includes a field component.
Term Offered: Fall

PUBH 5260 Haz Mat and Emerg Response (3 credit hours)
Scientific, regulatory and management principles applicable to characteristics, control, storage, transport and disposal of chemical, biological and radiological agents; disaster preparedness and emergency response; personal protective equipment and site assessment/monitoring. Includes a field component.
Term Offered: Summer

PUBH 5310 Chemical Agents (3 credit hours)
Scientific and management principles applicable to the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of chemical agents associated with human diseases resulting from various occupational and environmental exposures. Introduction to the exposure assessment process including basic characterization, establishing exposure groups, and judging exposure profiles. Includes laboratory and field components.
Term Offered: Fall

PUBH 5410 Hazard Control (3 credit hours)
Scientific and management principles of air contaminant modeling; control of indoor and outdoor (ambient) air pollution; operation of dilution and location exhaust ventilation systems; design of ventilation systems; respiratory and other personal protective equipment and programs commonly used in the workplace. Includes a laboratory component.
Term Offered: Spring

PUBH 5520 Biological Agents (3 credit hours)
Scientific principles applicable to the pathogenicity, evaluation and control of microbiological agents, parasitic agents, and some biological vectors associated with human diseases resulting from various occupational and environmental exposures. Includes a laboratory component.
Term Offered: Summer

PUBH 5620 Physical Agents (3 credit hours)
Scientific, regulatory, and management principles applicable to the assessment and control of exposure to physical agents (noise, thermal stress, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation). Includes laboratory and field components.
Term Offered: Spring

PUBH 5700 Risk Assessment (3 credit hours)
Scientific and management principles of human health risk assessment including hazard identification, toxicity assessment, exposure assessment, risk characterization and communication relative to public, environmental, and occupational health.
Term Offered: Summer

PUBH 6000 Biostatistics (3 credit hours)
An introduction to descriptive statistics including measurement of central tendency, dispersion, correlation and regression, hypothesis testing, and select nonparametric methods, including the use of statistical package(s).
Term Offered: Spring, Fall

PUBH 6010 Public Health Epidemiology (3 credit hours)
The course will present principles of the epidemiology method including problem solving. Various study designs will be discussed, including prospective and retrospective studies, analytic, and experimental methods.
Term Offered: Spring, Fall

PUBH 6730 Research in Occupational Health (1-3 credit hours)Students will participate in selected ongoing research programs of members of the faculty. Maybe repeated for credit.
Term Offered: Fall, Spring Summer

PUBH 6890 Independent Study in Occupational Health (1-3 credit hours)
The student and instructor will agree on a program of study that will enable the student to achieve specific learning objectives. May be repeated for credit.
Term Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

PUBH 6960 Internship in Occupational Health (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: Completion of 24 MSOH semester credit hours or consent of advisor. Required if < 1 year of work experience in the field.
Comprehensive or focused practical training in environmental and occupational health at a designated agency, organization or company. May be repeated for credit. Graded S/U.
Term Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

PUBH 6970 Project in Occupational Health (4 credit hours)
Prerequisite: Completion of 12 credit hours or consent of advisory committee.
Independent development by a student with approval and guidance by a major advisor, of a paper, manual, software, etc. applicable to a specific area of environmental and occupational health. May be repeated for credit.
Term Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

PUBH 6990 Thesis Research (4-8 credit hours)
Prerequisite: Completion of 12 credit hours or consent of advisory committee
Research in occupational health or a related area to fulfill the research requirements for the MSOH-IH degree. Must meet the guidelines established by the College of Graduate Studies. May be repeated for credit. Graded S/U
Term Offered
: Fall, Spring, Summer 

     

     

     
Last Updated: 8/28/19