MPH Environmental Health Promotion and Policy

University of Michigan

Date Posted: June 7, 2017
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Wellbeing & Work
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Completion: 2 years

Description

The Environmental Health Promotion and Policy program provides the foundation for understanding and anticipating environmentally- and occupationally-related health impacts, the skills for using this knowledge and available policy and health promotion tools to improve human health, and an understanding of approaches to evaluating the success or failure of environmental health interventions.

Learning Outcomes

The program is based on three complementary pillars: environmental health, health policy and health promotion. Within these three pillars lie the core competencies that students in the proposed program are expected to achieve. Within these three pillars lie the core competencies that students in the proposed program are expected to achieve, described below.

  1. In-depth knowledge of Environmental Health Science, including exposure science, air and water quality, diseases associated with occupational and environmental hazards, risk assessment, and toxicology
  2. Evaluate exposures to a range of environmental and occupational hazards
  3. Describe the direct and indirect health effects of major environmental and occupational hazards
  4. Describe and apply current environmental risk assessment, risk management and risk communication approaches

  5. In-depth knowledge of Health Policy, including environmental law, environmental policy, risk management policy regulation of health risks, and assessment of politics

  6. Understand international, federal, state, and local regulatory programs, guidelines and authorities addressing environmental health issues.
  7. Evaluate policy and legal approaches for controlling environmental health hazards that pose risks to human health and safety

  8. In-depth knowledge of Health Promotion, including environmental health promotion and communication of health risk information

  9. Recognize issues of environmental justice and health disparities, both nationally and internationally.
  10. Design health promotion and behavioral approaches for mitigating environmental health hazards that pose risks to human health and safety

  11. Ability to evaluate programs

  12. Design program evaluation strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of policy- and behaviorally-focused environmental health interventions

  13. Ethical conduct and professional practice

  14. Understand and apply ethical perspectives and professional practice in all areas of environmental health
  15. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills related to the translation and dissemination of environmental health promotion and policy issues