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Environmental Health - ENVH


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the concepts of relative risk, quantitative and qualitative risk assessment, health impact assessment, and cost-benefit analyses of risk assessments.
  • Conduct a health risk assessment in the environmental field. This may include one or more of the following:
    • Research air, water, soil, and biota quality data/information related to a commercial/industrial or municipal facility to assess the health risks to the population exposed.
    • Research air, water, soil, and biota quality data/information related to a solid waste disposal site, hazardous waste management facility, or a hazardous material spill and assess the health risks for the population exposed.
    • Review/collect pertinent data/information on a scenario relating to food contaminants/additives and evaluate the health risk to the consumer.
    • Review/collect relevant data/information on an occupational exposure to a biological, chemical, or physical stressor and evaluate the health risk to the worker.
  • Evaluate contaminated sites.
    • Define the terms land reclamation and site specificity.
    • Describe the potential health and environmental impacts which contaminated sites pose.
    • Evaluate land reclamation options for contaminated site.
    • Identify the types of sampling and analyses which should be considered when evaluating contaminated sites.
    • Critically evaluate Phase 1, 2 and 3 environmental site assessments.
    • Outline the role of the PHI/EHO in environmental site assessments.
    • Outline the role of environmental site assessments in land development.
    • Differentiate between Brownfields and contaminated sites.
    • Describe strategies for encouraging Brownfield remediation.
  • Discuss the content and purpose of Environmental Assessments.
    • Explain the difference between environmental site assessments and Environmental Assessments.
    • Differentiate between Federal and Provincial Environmental Assessments.
    • Discuss the role of a PHI/EHO in conducting and evaluating Environmental Assessments.
    • Describe Health Impact Assessments in the context of Environmental Assessments.
  • Discuss the content and purpose of Health Impact Assessments.

Effective as of Winter 2022

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