Catalog 2021-2022

HSC 240 Global Disparities in Environmental Health

Environmental health comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social and psychosocial factors in the environment. World health resources are unequal between countries based on their history, resources, culture and government leadership. By examining global environmental health practices, students will synthesize cultural norms and the difficulties of solving health issues globally. This course explores global and cultural disparities in health; specifically food safety, water quality, air quality, vector-borne disease, occupational health, radiation, and unintentional injuries.