Upon graduation a student with an MPH in Environmental Health Sciences will be able to:
- Evaluate and prioritize the direct and indirect human, ecological, and safety effects of major environmental and occupational agents.
- Identify and apply appropriate, state of the art, approaches for assessing, preventing, and controlling environmental and occupational hazards that pose risks to human health and safety.
- Incorporate the role of psychosocial factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to environmental and occupational hazards into assessment, prevention, and control strategies.
- Identify vulnerable populations and develop and apply risk management and risk communication approaches that address issues of environmental justice and equity.
- Apply the concepts regarding genetic and physiologic factors and mechanisms of toxicity to evaluate and improve assessment, prevention, and control strategies.
- Evaluate policies and standards with respect to ethical considerations of and disparities in environmental and occupational health and use the evaluation to develop improved policies and standards.
- Critique and apply current environmental risk assessment methods.
- Synthesize environmental-occupational health knowledge to design and evaluate environmental-occupational health policies, programs and research. Integrate, synthesize and apply theory to practice in the context of a research study, policy development, and public health systems development.
- Critique federal and state regulatory programs, guidelines and authorities that control environmental-occupational health issues.