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Courses in SPH Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Health Sciences aims to protect human health from adverse environmental conditions - in particular from harmful practices and harmful exposures in air, water, and food in the workplace, home, and ambient environment. The field utilizes multiple approaches in specialty areas of study: Environmental Quality and Health, Industrial Hygiene, Hazardous Substances Management, Human Nutrition, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology, and Toxicology
Environmental Health Sciences (EHS)

Courses in the School of Public Health are listed in the Schedule of Classes under the School of Public Health.

The following courses count as LSA courses for LSA degree credit.
EHS 588 / ENVIRON 475 / NRE 475. Environmental Law
(3). May not be repeated for credit.

Introduces students to environmental law and the impact of the legal process on decisions that affect the environment. Topics include common law tort actions, toxic tort actions, statutory controls of pollution and other environmentally harmful activities. Additional areas include administrative agency structure and performance, constitutional rights to environmental quality and more.

EHS 639. Pathophysiology of Obesity
EHS 630, 631 and 640. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course provides a framework for understanding the etiology and pathophysiology of obesity and adverse health outcomes. Course lectures and discussions will include the contribution of physiologic and behavioral factors that influence appetite, food intake, and the development of obesity. Students will also be introduced to pathophysiologic consequences of weight.

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