Community Based Environmental Health
ENVS-406-401, Cross Listed with: HSOC-406
BFS Sector VII
The ABCS course will explore a wide variety of water and air health risks that are present in the environment that have the potential to produce significant human health impacts. Both biological and toxic agents will be researched by the students to determine points of exposures, and how these agents produce deleterious effects to an often unsuspecting population.
Emerging topics, such as endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in water supplies, pathogens and toxics in our food and water supply, household molds and second-hand smoke, will comprise some of the most relevant topics that will be explored.
The community-based component of the course will require students to work with community organizations to assess a significant environmental health issue(s) in West Philadelphia and to develop practical, cost-effective solution(s) to meet community needs while mitigating impacts to an at-risk population.