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This course addresses the challenges of defining a relationship between exposure to environmental chemicals and human disease.

Course topics include epidemiological approaches to understanding disease causation; biostatistical methods; evaluation of human exposure to chemicals, and their internal distribution, metabolism, reactions with cellular components, and biological effects; and qualitative and quantitative health risk assessment methods used in the U.S. as bases for regulatory decision-making. Throughout the term, students consider case studies of local and national interest.

Course Curriculum

  • Introductory Lecture Unlimited
  • From the Real World to Hollywood and Back Again Unlimited
  • Epidemiology: Persons, Places, and Time Unlimited
  • Epidemiology: Test Development and Relative Risk Unlimited
  • Biostatistics: Concepts in Variance Unlimited
  • Confidence Intervals Unlimited
  • Biostatistics: Detecting Differences and Correlations Unlimited
  • Biostatistics: Poisson Analyses and Power Unlimited
  • Environetics: Cause and Effect Unlimited
  • Environetics: Putting it all together – Evaluating Studies Unlimited
  • Evaluating Environmental Causes of Mesothelioma Unlimited
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment 2 Unlimited
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment 3 Unlimited

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