This is an archive of the 2015-2016 University Catalog.
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This is an archive of the 2015-2016 University Catalog.
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EOH 101. Introduction to Environmental Health (3)

Introduction to the field of Environmental and Occupational Health. Topics reflect those environmental health risks that impact our daily lives, including restaurant inspection and food safety, water and air pollution, bioterrorism, environmentally induced skin cancers, mold and indoor air quality, workplace hazards and environmental control of infectious disease. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning.)

EOH 352. Environmental Health Policy, Law and Administration (3)

Analysis of conceptual models relative to environmental health policy, making laws and program administration. (Available for General Education, Social Sciences if required by a student’s major.)

EOH 353. Global Perspective of Environmental Health (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Provides a perspective and framework for evaluating a broad and dynamic range of environmental issues, from bioterrorism to global warming to restaurant grading systems. This wide-ranging and topical course provides an overview of the field of Environmental and Occupational Health, including such major subject areas as environmental diseases, food safety, hazardous materials and waste management, vector control, and water and air pollution. Not open for credit for students taking EOH 356A and B. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning.)

EOH 356A. Environmental Health I (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or 106/LCHEM 101/L or 103/L. Preparatory: PHYS 100A/AL and 100B/BL. In-depth analysis of the physical, chemical and biological influences on human health and well being.

EOH 356B. Environmental Health II (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or 106/L; CHEM 101/L or 103/L. Preparatory: PHYS 100A/AL and 100B/BL. In-depth analysis of the physical, chemical and biological influences on human health and well being.

EOH 365. Principles of Accident Prevention (3)

Epidemiology of accident causation. Methods of prevention and control.

EOH 453. Health and Physical Aspects of Housing (3)

Preparatory: BIOL 101 or 106/L; CHEM 101/L or 103/L. Examines the impact of the housing environment on the public’s health and safety. Topics include home construction, electrical and plumbing systems, radon gas, lead paint, mold investigation and remediation, housing inspection and hazard assessment.

EOH 454. Environmental Health Law (3)

Study of the major provisions of the laws that pertains to the environmental health field. Topics include Clean Air Act, Water Pollution Control Act, Noise Control Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act and Toxic Substances Control Act. (Offered Spring semester.)

EOH 455/L. Microbiological Hazards in Environmental Health and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or 106/L; CHEM 101/L or 103/L. Corequisite: EOH 455L. Preparatory: PHYS 100A/AL and 100B/BL. Study of infectious disease agents transmitted through water, wastewater, milk, food, surfaces and air. with a focus on their assessment, prevention and control. Lecture, 3 hours.

Lab: Standard procedures for basic microbiological analyses, with a focus on the collection and lab examination of water, wastewater, milk, foods, surfaces, air and other environmental samples. Lab, 3 hours.

EOH 456. Fundamentals of Toxicology (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or 106/L; CHEM 101/L or 103/L. Preparatory: CHEM 235 or 334 and 335. Study of the toxic agents in the working environment as they relate to interface between occupational medicine and industrial hygiene.

EOH 457. Water Supply and Sewage Disposal (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or 106/LCHEM 101/L or 103/L. Preparatory: PHYS 100A/AL and 100B/BL. Theory and practice of water supply and sewage disposal in the public and private sectors. (Offered Spring semester.)

EOH 458. Vector Control (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or 106/LCHEM 101/L or 103/L. Preparatory: PHYS 100A/AL and 100B/BL. Identification and control of arthropods and other vectors of disease. (Offered Fall semester.)

EOH 459. Hazardous Materials and Waste Management (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or 106/LCHEM 101/L or 103/L; PHYS 100A/AL and 100B/BL. Study of major aspects of the management of hazardous waste, from the time it is generated to the time it is finally disposed.

EOH 465. Occupational Safety (3)

Study of the way that accidents and incidents occur in the occupational environment. Establishment and maintenance of safety programs are discussed. Collection, analysis and interpretation of safety data are considered. Approaches to safety used by international, national and local governmental agencies are reviewed, as well as those of insurance companies, professional societies, trade associations and standards and specifications groups. (Offered Fall semester.)

EOH 466A. The Occupational Health Environment (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or 106/LCHEM 101/L or 103/L. Preparatory: MATH 105; PHYS 100A/AL and 100B/BL. Provides an overview of the field of occupational health, with a focus on industrial hygiene. Presents information related to the recognition, evaluation and control of the chemical, physical and environmental factors that can impact human health in the workplace and the community. (Offered Fall semester.)

EOH 466B/L. Evaluating the Occupational Environment and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisite: EOH 466A. Corequisite: EOH 466BL. Preparatory: HSCI 390/L or MATH 140. Provides the skills needed to measure the levels of chemical and physical hazards in the workplace and the community. Measurement techniques, sampling strategy and industrial hazards are discussed. Lab: Provides hands on applications of industrial hygiene monitoring equipment and demonstration of basic principles of the evaluation of airborne and physical hazards (heat and noise). Students use computer word processing and spreadsheets to generate written summaries, graphs and data analysis. Lab, 3 hours. Course fee. (Offered Spring semester.)

EOH 466C. Controlling the Occupational Environment (3)

Prerequisite: BIOL 101 or 106/LCHEM 101/L or 103/L. Preparatory: MATH 105; PHYS 100A/AL and 100B/BL. Overview of design and evaluation of industrial ventilation and noise control systems used to protect the health and safety of workers. Students are provided the basic skills necessary to review drawings and specifications, trouble shoot and improve existing control systems, and establish and conduct testing and maintenance programs.

EOH 467. Radiological Health (3)

Prerequisites: One semester of Biology; One semester of Chemistry; BIOL 101 or 106/LCHEM 101/L or 103/L; MATH 105. Preparatory: MATH 140 or HSCI 390; PHYS 100A/AL and 100B/BL. Comprehensive coverage of ionizing radiation with emphasis on health effects, measurement and protection. (Offered Fall semester.)

EOH 468. Air Pollution and Health (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or 106/LCHEM 101/L or 103/L. Preparatory: PHYS 100A/AL and 100B/BL. Investigation of the relationship between air pollutants and their effects on plants and animals. Emphasis on understanding the health effects in human populations. (Offered Spring semester.)

EOH 469. Environmental Risk Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or 106/LCHEM 101/L or 103/L. Examines the assessment, communication and management of environmental risks. “Environmental” concerns are limited to agents that are: (1) environmental or occupational in origin; and (2) hazardous to human health. “Risk” refers to the subjective as well as objective measurement of probabilistic events. How to recognize uncertainties with such information.

EOH 494B. Academic Internship (2)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Supervised internship in an official and/or voluntary health agency. Includes staffing conferences. (Credit/No Credit only)

EOH 496A-Z. Experimental Topics (3)

No course description.

EOH 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

No course description.

EOH 553. Administration of Environmental and Occupational Health Programs (3)

Comprehensive analysis of environmental and occupational health program planning, with emphasis on program management. (Offered Fall semester.)

EOH 554. Seminar: Environmental and Occupational Health Problems (3)

Prerequisite: EOH 356A or 356B or 466A. Critical analysis of the literature related to environmental and occupational health problems. (Offered Fall semester.)

EOH 555. Seminar: Environmental and Occupational Health Programs, Standards and Controls (3)

Prerequisite: EOH 356A or 356B or 466A. Critical analysis of current literature related to environmental and occupational health programs and standards. (Offered Spring semester.)

EOH 556. Advanced Toxicology (3)

Prerequisite: EOH 456. A study of the toxicity of various chemical and physical agents to organ systems and the developing conceptus. Study of the mechanisms of action of toxic chemicals as related to carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic effects and the application of that information to regulatory standards for the workplace and environment.

EOH 560. EOH Epidemiology (3)

Prerequisites: EOH 356A, 356B, 466A; HSCI 488. Applied science course. Introduces both basic and advanced epidemiological concepts and focuses on environmental and occupational health issues with a special emphasis on exposure monitoring, use of biomarkers and risk assessment.

EOH 565. Seminar: Industrial Safety (3)

In-depth study of the causes, measurement, evaluation and control of safety problems found in the industrial environment.

EOH 569. Advanced Risk Analysis (3)

Prepares the student to complete health risk assessment on exposures to environmental and occupational agents, utilize risk management decision-making models, and communicate to the public and other stakeholders the results of risk assessments and decision making.

EOH 570. Occupational Ergonomics (3)

Focus on prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMDs) through the application of occupational ergonomics principles. Topics include the prevalence of and incidence of WRMDs, job/task analysis, postural analysis, tools and workstation design, and job design. Scientific basis of current regulations, such as California’s repetitive motion injuries regulations and guidelines such as the ACGIH’s TLV-Hand Activity Level, also are discussed. Practical ergonomic assessment tools are introduced through case studies and design problems.

EOH 595A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (1-3)

No course description.

EOH 693A. Supervised Field Training (2)

Supervised action research in selected agencies or organizations. (Credit/No Credit only)

EOH 695A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Environmental and Occupational Health (1-3)

No course description.

EOH 696A. Research Design (4)

Prerequisite: HSCI 390. Critical consideration of research methodology as applied to environmental and occupational health.

EOH 696B. Seminar: Research Methodology (3)

Prerequisites: EOH 696A; Classified graduate standing. Analysis of research methodology and interpretation, and direct application to student-conducted independent research.

EOH 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

(Credit/No Credit only)

EOH 698. Thesis or Graduate Project (3)

(Credit/No Credit only)

EOH 699A-C. Independent Study (1-6)

Prerequisite: At least one graduate-level course. Investigation of a significant problem in the EOH field.