About PH 308 OL1

Students explore public health within the context of natural and human-made environments, and examine methods of practice and emerging environmental health topics. Prerequisite: PH 304.


Prereqs enforced by the system: PH 304; Open to Graduate-level Public Health students only; All other students require instructor permission; Students will be notified if permission is granted before classes begin; Contact student Advisor, Vika Pleshakova at vpleshak@uvm.edu with any questions.

Section Description

Environmental public health is the study of environmental agents and settings that can affect human health. In this course we explore health risks and opportunities to improve health in both natural and human-made environments, such as the built environment, and within systems such as food and energy production. Students will examine populations at higher risk for environmental health effects, identify and describe examples of environmental justice, as well as explore cross-cutting and emerging environmental health topics. Students practice analysis and communication skills relevant to public health practice through short assignments including producing maps, and written reports.

Section Expectation

Students will use case-based learning, peer-to-peer interaction, and graded assignments to further their knowledge on environmental public health.


Weekly assignments, quizzes, final project.

Course Dates



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