Kim Neumann, Assistant Director for Academic Programs

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Office of Programs and Academic Assessment (MC 103) 2630 University Hall

601 South Morgan Street Chicago, Illinois 60607-7128

March 28, 2011

TO:

Richard Van Acker, Chair

Senate Committee on Educational Policy

FROM:

Kim Neumann, Assistant Director for Academic Programs

I am submitting for review and action by the Senate Committee on Educational Policy

the attached Revision of the Requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH)

within the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS)

and Establishment of the Concentration in Water Quality and Health and the

Concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health Policy.

The proposal was approved by the Executive Committee in the School of Public Health

on March 7, 2011.

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Title: Revision of the Requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH) in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) and Establishment of the Concentration in Water Quality and Health and the Concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (MPH)

Sponsor: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division School of Public Health

Description: Five changes are proposed for students who enter either the General MPH Program or Concentrations offered by the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences within the Master of Public Health (MPH) program.

First, for all concentrations, except for the MPH with a Concentration in Industrial Hygiene, requirements for admission will be changed from one year of

calculus and a semester of organic chemistry to one year of college math and one year of either chemistry, biology, or physics.

Second, EOHS will eliminate the “menu approach” to meeting divisional course requirements for Its concentrations within the MPH degree. Instead, there will be two sets of selectives that every EOHS student must select from (i.e., 2 core areas). Beyond those requirements, students will either select a concentration, or they will select courses with the oversight of their academic advisors.

Third, a new course has been created, EOHS 432: Air Quality Assessment and Management (4sh), which replaces two separate courses, EOHS 431: Air Quality Management I (3 sh) and EOHS 438: Air Quality Laboratory (2 sh), both of which we will eliminate. As EOHS 432 will replace EOHS 431 and 438 in the ASAC ABET-Accredited Program in Industrial Hygiene the total credit hours for the concentration will be reduced from 53-58 to 51-55.

Fourth, a new concentration, Water Quality and Health, will be established. Designed for students interested in the modes of chemical and microbial water contamination, the regulatory basis for water monitoring, and the impact of water pollutants on human health, this

concentration will require a minimum of 45 hours.

Fifth, a new concentration, Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, will be

established. This concentration is designed for students interested in pursuing relevant policy issues in depth, and will include two new courses (EOHS 480: Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health Policy and EHOS 580: Environmental and Occupational Health Policy Seminar). The total minimum hours required for this concentration will be 43 sh.

Justification: The admissions requirements are being changed to reflect curricular changes and new concentrations in the Division that do not need organic chemistry or calculus as pre-requisites. In addition, UIC EOHS requirements are more stringent than 20 SPH-EOHS equivalent programs across the country. These admissions requirements serve as a barrier to applications from prospective students.

EOHS currently has a menu approach to selecting courses to meet the requirements for the MPH degree. Since this scheme was established, new courses have been developed that cut across the listed categories and do not fit into the original groupings; additionally, faculty members have recently retired and several of the courses in the menu are no longer taught. The “core” courses for EOHS fall into two categories: “exposure assessment” and “health

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EOHS 432 was developed in response to changes in the field—updated scientific content, new monitoring equipment, and the availability of high quality data from the United States

Environmental Protection Agency that can be used to do more accurate and realistic modeling. The use of outdated and less accurate air monitoring equipment required more time to conduct experiments and to manage and transform the data output for modeling air quality. These are the reasons for the change in total semester hours from 5 to 4.

Water Quality and Health is a new concentration in the MPH degree offered by the Division of EOHS that is designed to attract new students, and responds to requests by prospective and matriculated students. It will ground students in the natural and risk sciences important to understanding the phenomena and consequences of water scarcity, mechanisms of chemical and microbial water contamination, risks to human health, and methods to study and graphically display indicators of water contamination. These are skills that are required by governmental and non-governmental organizations and will prepare our students for employment in a variety of public health practice settings. Many disciplines study water systems from a basic science or engineering perspective. However, these disciplines do not learn to directly evaluate the impact of water contamination on human health. There is no MPH water concentration available in any other School of Public Health in the US.

Environmental and Occupational Health Policy is a new concentration for students in the MPH Degree offered by the Division of EOHS that will provide the opportunity to obtain grounding in the multidisciplinary, applied sciences that underpin EOH, in conjunction with a policy

orientation. There is currently no such program at UIC. Assessment of student interest and post-graduate placements demonstrates need for this type of program, where students have familiarity with both science and policy. The addition of a policy background would enhance performance in most jobs in the field, including positions in policy analysis, communications, and government relations. Other such programs outside of UIC are attracting such students. EOHS courses already include a considerable amount of policy material, though it is not packaged as such and is missing overview and seminar courses. The EOHS curriculum would not have to be dramatically altered to create a policy concentration—this effort requires the development of two new courses (EOHS 480: Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health Policy and EOHS 580: Environmental and Occupational Health Policy Seminar), as described, above.

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Catalog Statement Current Program Description (MPH, overall)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is the basic

professional degree offered by the School of Public Health (SPH). It is designed to ensure that upon graduation the student has a general understanding of the broad field of public health and a specific competence in a particular public health area. It is intended to prepare students for public health practice or to continue specialized education through matriculation for a doctoral degree. Programs of study leading to the MPH degree are offered by each of the following four SPH Divisions:

1. Community Health Sciences

2. Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences 3. Epidemiology and Biostatistics

4. Health Policy and Administration

Both the PEP and Comprehensive MPH programs consist of four components:

1. SPH School-wide Core Requirements – (20 SH) 2. Divisional Core Requirements and Electives – (variable based on chosen Division)

3. Culminating Experience–

o IPHS 650 Field Experience in Public Health (3-5 SH) o IPHS 698 MPH Capstone Experience (1 SH)

CURRENT ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Current Qualifications for Admission—MPH Degree http://www.uic.edu/sph/admissions/qualifications-for-admission-degree-programs

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

• Two semesters of calculus • One year of general chemistry

• At least one semester of organic chemistry One course in Human Physiology – ONLY for those interested in traineeships in ASAC-ABET – Accredited MPH Program in Industrial Hygiene

Proposed Program Description SAME

PROPOSED ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Proposed Qualifications for Admission—MPH Degree

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

• One year of college math

• One year of natural science (chemistry, biology, physics)

• ONLY for those interested in traineeships in ASAC-ABET – Accredited MPH Concentration in Industrial Hygiene: One course in Human Physiology, one year of general chemistry, at least one semester of organic chemistry, two semesters of calculus

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SPH Handbook on the EOHS Page

http://www.uic.edu/sph/eohs/mph-degree.html Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees offerd by the Division ofEnvironmental and Occupational Health Sciences trains students in the areas of exposure and risk assessment, environmental and occupational toxicity and injury, risk management and evaluation, and policy. MPH students are admitted to the Comprehensive Program or to the Professional Enhancement Program (PEP) for

experienced professionals with at least three years of paid public health or community health experience. Students will select a track below* or they will meet the requirements through careful course selection with their academic advisors.

Proposed EOHS MPH Tracks

• Industrial Hygiene

• Occupational Medicine Residency (for residents, only)

• Occupational and Environmental Health Policy • Water Quality and Health

• EOHS Epidemiology / Biostatistics • Environmental Chemistry • Human Health Risk Assessment

SAME

EOHS MPH Programs of Study

• Industrial Hygiene Concentration • Water Quality and Health Concentration • Environmental & Occupational Health Policy

Concentration • General EOHS MPH

• Occupational Medicine Residency program (for residents, only)

Water Quality and Health

The Water and Health concentration is offered to MPH students in EOHS who are interested in the modes of chemical and microbial water contamination, the management of water quality, the regulatory basis for water monitoring, and the impact of water pollutants on human health. Students will become grounded in the natural and risk sciences related to water quality. They will also have the opportunity to learn methods in epidemiology, biostatistics, data management, risk assessment, and geographic information systems as related to water quality and human health. They will gain experience by participating in a practicum focused on water quality, water quality management, and human health effects.

Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Policy

The Environmental and Occupational Health Policy concentration is offered to MPH students in EOHS who are interested in pursuing relevant policy issues in depth. Students will achieve familiarity with scientific issues on a par with other MPH students as well as attaining an in-depth familiarity with the legal and regulatory framework of policymaking, the role of economic considerations in making policy, ethical considerations for policymakers, and current debates in the field. They will gain practical experience in EOH policy by participating in a practicum

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SCIENCES: MPH LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Present statement:

In addition to the school-wide learning objectives, for students pursuing the MPH degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, the following objectives apply:

• Demonstrate an understanding of the basic mechanisms by which environmental and occupational pollutants impact health (i.e., the linkage of pollutants’ source, media, receptor and health effects) and the means to develop controls or interventions to protect humans and ecological systems.

• Express a working knowledge of the basic sciences deemed most relevant for the study of environmental and occupational health – toxicology, epidemiology and environmental chemistry.

• Be able to collect, analyze and interpret environmental and occupational data.

• Describe the structure of regulations and policies that govern the efforts to protect workplace and environmental health.

• Exhibit the ability to implement an occupational or environmental health investigation or project and clearly report the results.

that incorporates policy considerations.

SAME SAME                      

Additional learning objectives for Water Quality and Health Concentration:

• Evaluate water quality impairment and anticipate related adverse health consequences

• Utilize water quality data, geographic information, and regulatory requirements as the basis for developing solutions to impairments in water quality.

Additional learning objectives for Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Policy Concentration:

• Understand the structure of regulations and policies that govern the efforts to protect the environment and worker health, including the legal and economic principles that influence the development of such protections at different levels of government.

• Demonstrate the ability to evaluate an environmental health policy problem, identify relevant stakeholders including government, businesses, community groups, and individuals, and communicate effectively with them and with the media.

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SCIENCES - MPH

The MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health

Sciences Professional Enhancement Program (PEP) requires a minimum of 42 semester hours (SH). The MPH

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Comprehensive program requires a minimum of 43 semester hours (SH). Both programs are designed for completion in 2 years when enrolled full-time. Both of these programs include the following course requirements:

I. School-Wide Core Requirements (23-25 SH)

Course Title Credits

BSTT 400 Biostatistics I 4 SH CHSC 400 Public Health Concepts and

Practice

3 SH CHSC 401 Behavioral Sciences in Public

Health

3 SH EOHS 400 Principles of Environmental

Health Sciences

3 SH EPID 403 Introduction to Epidemiology:

Principles and Methods

3 SH HPA 400 Principles of Management in

Public Health

3 SH IPHS 650 Field Experience in Public

Health*

3-5 SH IPHS 698 MPH Capstone Experience** 1 SH

Required Non-Credit Training:

http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/ovcr/research/protocolreview/ir b/education/initial.shtml

HIPAA Research 101 – No credit Investigator Training 101 – No credit

II. Divisional Core Requirements (12 SH)

All students are required to take a minimum of 12 semester hours in EOHS courses; choosing at least one course from each of the following three areas:

1. Exposure Assessment and Measurement

Course Title Credits

Select at least one of the following courses: EOHS 405 Environmental

Calculations

2 SH EOHS 418 Analysis of Water and

Wastewater Quality

2 SH EOHS 421 Fundamentals of

Industrial Hygiene

2 SH EOHS 428 Industrial Hygiene

Laboratory I

2 SH EOHS 440 Chemistry for

Environmental Professionals

3 SH

EOHS 438 Air Quality Laboratory 2 SH EOHS 542 Water Chemistry 4 SH EOHS 543 Environmental Organic

Chemistry

4 SH

SAME

SAME

II. Divisional Core Requirements (5-8 sh) 1. Exposure Assessment

Students will select one of the following: EOHS 411 Water Quality Management (4sh) EOHS 432 Air Quality Assessment and Management (4sh)

EOHS 421 Industrial Hygiene (2sh) EOHS440 Chemistry for Environmental Professionals (3sh)

2. Health Assessment

Students will select one of the following: EOHS 455 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology (3sh)

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EOHS 557 Design and Analysis of Experiments

4 SH EOHS 564 Geographic Information

System Applications in Public Health

3 SH

EOHS 565 Datamining Applications in Public Health

3 SH

2. Health Assessment

Course Title Credits

Select at least one of the following courses: EOHS 450 Principles of Occupational and

Environmental Medicine

2 SH EOHS 455 Environmental and Occupational

Toxicology

3 SH EOHS 495 Environmental/Occupational

Health Seminar

1 SH EOHS 551 Occupational Diseases 4 SH EOHS 554 Occupational and Environmental

Epidemiology

2 SH EOHS 555 Advanced Toxicology 3 SH EOHS 571 Injury Epidemiology &

Prevention

3 SH

3. Intervention Strategies

Course Title Credits

Select at least one of the following courses: EOHS 408 Biological, Chemical, Explosives,

and Nuclear Weapons as Public Health Threats

3 SH

EOHS 411 Water Quality Management 4 SH EOHS 431 Air Quality Management I 3 SH EOHS 461 Community Health and

Consumer Protection

2 SH EOHS 463 Safety Management Systems 2 SH EOHS 482 Occupational Safety Science 2 SH EOHS 556 Risk Assessment in

Environmental and Occupational Health

3 SH

EOHS 572 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management

4 SH

III. Electives (minimum of 5 SH)

PEP Program: Students must complete the number of

electives necessary to bring total program hours to a minimum of 42 semester credit hours.

Comprehensive Program:

III. Electives (minimum of 12)

PEP Program: Students must complete the number of

electives necessary to bring total program hours to a minimum of 42 semester credit hours. For the Policy Concentration, a minimum of 43 sh will be required even for PEP students.

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meet their career goals and interests.

VII. Optional Concentrations

A. ASAC ABET-Accredited Program in Industrial

Hygiene (53-58 SH)

Students must complete the School-Wide Core Requirements and complete 29-31 semester credit hours from the following courses as part of their divisional and elective choices. In addition, students must adhere to the divisional requirements as stipulated for their individual program of study. Industrial Hygiene Core

Course Title Credits

EOHS 405 Environmental Calculations 2 SH EOHS 424 Environmental Acoustics 2 SH EOHS 428 Industrial Hygiene

Laboratory I

2 SH EOHS 431 Air Quality Management I 3 SH EOHS 438 Air Quality Laboratory 2 SH EOHS 523 Engineering

Controls/Industrial Ventilation

4 SH

EOHS 529 Industrial Hygiene Lab II 2 SH EOHS 570 Hazardous Materials

Management

3 SH EOHS 584 Radiation Protection 3 SH

NIOSH ERC Core

Course Title Credits

EOHS 421 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

2 SH EOHS 482 Occupational Safety Science 2 SH

SELECTIVE

Course Title Credits

Select one of the following courses: EOHS 455 Environmental and

Occupational Toxicology

3 SH EOHS 551 Occupational and

Environmental Diseases

4 SH EOHS 554 Occupational Environmental

Epidemiology

2 SH

Additional Requirements for Students Enrolled in (ASAC-ABET) Accredited Industrial Hygiene Program

Trainees are also expected to: 1. Attend interdisciplinary seminar

2. Attend Occupational Medicine Clinic (on a rotating basis

SAME

A. ASAC ABET-Accredited Concentration in Industrial

Hygiene (51-55 SH)

Students must complete the School-Wide Core

Requirements and complete 28-30 semester credit hours from the following courses as part of their divisional and elective choices. In addition, students must adhere to the divisional requirements as stipulated for their individual program of study.

Industrial Hygiene Core

Course Title Credits

EOHS 405 Environmental Calculations 2 SH EOHS 424 Environmental Acoustics 2 SH EOHS 428 Industrial Hygiene

Laboratory I

2 SH EOHS 432 Air Quality Assessment &

Management* 4 SH EOHS 523 Engineering Controls/Industrial Ventilation 4 SH

EOHS 529 Industrial Hygiene Lab II 2 SH EOHS 570 Hazardous Materials

Management

3 SH EOHS 584 Radiation Protection 3 SH

* EOHS 432 Air Quality Assessment & Management:

Course has been upgraded and changed. Replaces 431 + 438.

SAME

SAME

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this usually works out to once/3 weeks)

3. Take the 40-hour hazardous waste worker training course during the 2 years in the program

4. Participate in at least one extended field test

B. Occupational Medicine Residency Program (for Occupational Medicine Residents)

Students must complete the School-Wide Course

Requirements and all of the following courses in lieu of the Divisional Core Requirements:

Course Title Credits

EOHS 421 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

2 SH EOHS 455 Environmental and

Occupational Toxicology

3 SH

EOHS 482 Occupational Safety Science

2 SH EOHS 551 Occupational

Diseases

4 SH EOHS 554 Occupational and

Environmental Epidemiology

2 SH

Occupational Medicine Electives – Students must complete

the number of electives necessary to bring total program hours to a minimum of 42 semester credit hours.

Moved to E, Below, but not changed in content

(New Concentrations)

B. Water Quality and Health Concentration II. Concentration Requirements

Course Title Credits

EOHS 411 Water Quality Management 4 EOHS 418

Analysis of Water and Wastewater

Quality

2 EOHS 440 Chemistry for Environmental

Health Professionals 3

EOHS 455 Toxicology 3

CME 521 Environmental Microbiology 4

16 III. Selectives (at least two courses)

Course Title Credits

EOHS 475 EH Database Design and

Analysis 4

EOHS 556 Risk Assessment in Environmental and Occupational Health

3 Geographic Information

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EOHS 572 Environmental Risk Assessment and

Management

4 Minimum 6-8

IV. Electives recommended

Course Title Credits

EOHS 512 Advanced Water Quality

Management Topics 4

EOHS 542 Water Chemistry 4

EOHS 543 Organic Chemistry 4

Total Degree Hours:

MPH in Water Quality and

Health 45-57

* The Field Practicum will be focused on Water related issues in a relevant EH agency: USEPA, ILEPA, USGS, CDPH, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

**The Capstone will entail a project related to Water and Health.

C. Environmental & Occupational Health Policy II. Concentration Requirements

Course Title Credits

EOHS 480

Environmental and

Occupational Health Policy (new course)

3

EOHS 580

Environmental and

Occupational Health Policy Seminar (new course)

2 EOHS 440 Chemistry for Environmental

Health Professionals 3 EOHS 455 Environmental and

Occupational Toxicology 3 EOHS 556 Risk Assessment in Environmental and Occupational Health 3 At least one of the following three courses

EOHS 421 Industrial Hygiene 2

EOHS 411 Water Quality Management 4 EOHS 432 Air Quality Assessment and

Management (new course) 4

16-18 III. Electives recommended (minimum of 4 hours)

Course Title Credits

EOHS 553 Global Environmental Health 2 EOHS 461 Community Health and

Consumer Protection 2

HPA 432 Public Health Advocacy 3 CHSC 485 Communications, Mass

Media, and Public Health 3

4-10 Total

Degree Hours:

MPH in Environmental and

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* Field Experience Requirements The Field Experience is

required of all MPH students, with the majority being required to complete a 5 credit (320 contact hours) assignment. Some students may qualify for a reduced practicum of 3 credits (192 contact hours) depending on their prior public health

experience and career goals, and would need to discuss this possibility within their chosen division. For more detailed information, please see Field Experience in Public Health (IPHS 650).

** Capstone Requirements

Poster Presentation - A Capstone is a research-quality poster presentation of the students’ own work that demonstrates the ability to identify a public health problem concerning

exposure assessment, outcomes measurement or

intervention development. The Capstone will address some aspect of occupational and environmental health through the

D. OTHER MPH OPTIONS

Students may also create their own program in

consultation with their advisor, with a minimum of 43sh. All such programs will have at least one “Exposure Assessment” course and one “Health Assessment” course.

E. (moved from above)

Occupational Medicine Residency Program (for Occupational Medicine Residents)

Students must complete the School-Wide Course

Requirements and all of the following courses in lieu of the Divisional Core Requirements:

Course Title Credits

EOHS 421 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

2 SH EOHS 455 Environmental and

Occupational Toxicology

3 SH

EOHS 482 Occupational Safety Science

2 SH EOHS 551 Occupational

Diseases

4 SH EOHS 554 Occupational and

Environmental Epidemiology

2 SH

Occupational Medicine Electives – Students must

complete the number of electives necessary to bring total program hours to a minimum of 42 semester credit hours.

SAME

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activity, or public-health related employment. Students in the PEP track may choose to report a research project or may evaluate some aspect of public health related work. The capstone project must be summarized in a poster presentation.

The capstone project should consist of the following: 1. a specific question or hypothesis

2. problem and hypothesis statement based on background reading & research

3. some form of data collection, management, and presentation

Quantitative projects should include descriptive statistics and some basic analytic statistics, whenever possible. Qualitative projects are only appropriate if the student has completed at least one qualitative research methods course. Poster Presentation Format - Standard research poster presentation format is available in the office of the Academic Coordinator, and includes instruction on poster size, layout, font size. Poster presentations should include title, author(s),

background, problem statement/hypothesis, methods, results, discussion and conclusion sections, acknowledgements, including others engaged in the project who were not already listed as co-authors, the organization at which the project took place, and all sources of funding.

NOTE: Students who are doing research involving human

subjects will need to undergo training and have their protocols approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). For further information regarding specific EOHS capstone protocol and timelines, please see the EOHS Forms and Resources website:

http://www.uic.edu/sph/eohs/resources-and-forms

Capstone Evaluation / Grading Procedures Students will

present the posters at the EOHS Capstone date for the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. Students unable to participate in a given semester should plan on presenting at the

subsequent semester. Grading is satisfactory/unsatisfactory based on agreement of faculty advisor and faculty reader, but no grades will be assigned in the absence of formal poster presentation.

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Minority Impact Statement: The change in admission requirements could increase the pool of minority applicants.

Budgetary and Staff Implications: None. Water Quality and Health represents re-packaging of existing courses. New faculty has been hired recently and will cover all of the courses listed without extra cost.

Library Resource Implications: No impact anticipated.

Space Implications: No impact anticipated.

Unit (e.g. department) approval date:   

 

College (educational policy committee, faculty) 

approval dates:   

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences 

 

Date: 11/12/10_______________________________ 

 

School of Public Health CEP 

 

Date: __2/9/11_______________________________ 

 

School of Public Health Executive Committee   

 

Date: _3/7/11 ________________________________  

Additional Unit (e.g. department) approval date:   

 

 

Civil and Materials Engineering Dept. Head: Farhad 

Ansari 

 

Date:   _2/4/11 (see attached e‐mail) 

Contact Person: Iraida Rios, Academic Coordinator

312-996-8856 irios@uic.edu

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CME 521 Approval

--- Original Message ---

Subject: Re: Civil Engineering Approval for WQH Concentration

From: "Farhad Ansari" <fansari@uic.edu>

Date: Fri, February 4, 2011 7:43 pm

To: "Forst, Linda" <forst-l@uic.edu>

---

Hi Linda:

Thanks for your note. Sorry for late response. I have a cold and travelling abroad for a week

tomorrow, and did not attend to my emails in timely manner. Certainly, having a CME course (CME

521) required for SPH students is ok with me and I see that as a great way for exchange of scholarly

activities amongst our faculty members.

Again, thaks.

Regards,

Farhad

At 04:32 PM 2/1/2011, you wrote:

Hi Farhad.

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the School of Public Health is developing a

Master of Public Health (MPH) concentration in Water Quality and Health. One of the courses that

the students need to take is CME 521 Environmental Micro. I have communicated with Karl Rockne

about it, and he has been very supportive as we developed the curriculum and requirements. SPH's

Committee on Educational Programs would like a note that says that the head of Civil agrees to this

requirement.

I know that there is an avid exchange of our students and collaboration among our faculty on

research. Would you be able to write me back and say that having a CME course required for SPH

students is OK with you? Karl's email is below.

A description of the concentration is attached. If you would like to meet in person or you want to see

any other documents, please let me know. Otherwise, an email response to this email, saying that

you know about this requirement (CME521)and it is OK with you will be adequate.

Thanks. Linda

>Linda Forst, MD, MPH

>Professor and Division Director

>Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

>UIC School of Public Health, MC 922

>2121 W. Taylor

>Chicago, Illinois 60612

>Office: 312-355-3826

>Fax: 312-413-9898

>

> >--- Original Message ---

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> >Subject: RE: CME 521 syllabus

> >From: "Karl Rockne" <krockne@uic.edu>

> >Date: Mon, January 10, 2011 12:23 am

> >To: "'Forst, Linda'" <forst-l@uic.edu>

> >Cc: anli@uic.edu

> > sdorevit@uic.edu

> > "'Cailas, Michael D.'" <mihalis@uic.edu>

> > sdorevit@uic.edu

> > anli@uic.edu

> >---

> >

> >Dear Linda, Sam, Michael, and An

> >

Here is the new syllabus I have designed for the CME 521 Environmental Microbiology course. I have

completely re-designed the course, with much a broader coverage of topics and a greater emphasis

on molecular biology with the expectation that some EOHS students might be taking the course this

semester. I have been contacted numerous times by one EOHS student who was concerned about

the content being of too technical a nature, but it appears that he/she has not taken the course. Other

than that I don't recognize any other registered EOHS students.

Regards,

Karl

Letter of Support, Urban Planning and Policy

--- Original Message ---

Subject: Re: Fwd: EOHS Policy Concentration and UPP Concentration From: "Kazuya Kawamura" <kazuya@uic.edu>

Date: Mon, March 28, 2011 3:31 pm To: "Forst, Linda" <forst-l@uic.edu>

--- Linda,

We support the EOHS proposal. I have shared the proposal with UPP faculty in the Environmental Planning filed. They feel the EOHS proposal will compliment our new concentration in Environmental Planning.

There will be opportunities for the students in both departments to take courses in the other. I would just monitor the demand before writing an agreement. If UPP courses reach the size limit of 25 and cannot accommodate EOHS students wishing to take them or vice versa, then we may have to move to an agreement. In general, we welcome diversity of background and interest in the classroom.

Kazuya

Forst, Linda wrote:

> Hello Kazuya and Marty. >

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> (EOHS) gave its blessing (or whatever). >

> Now I am reciprocating :-). We are putting forward a new MPH > concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health Policy. We > overlap with you in our consideration of the environment, however, we > are interested in human health risk as related to environmental toxin > exposure, and I don't believe that our programs or courses overlap. >

> I am attaching a summary of our concentration in this email. Could you > take a look and see if you can say you approve this? If you approve, > could you please write me an email that says you have reviewed the > SPH/EOHS concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health Policy > and that you see no conflict with your new MUPP/EPP concentration? >

> Also, I have made the assumption that your students could take SPH > courses if they wish and our students could take CUPPA courses. I

> have not thought that there was a need for an agreement, since neither "requires" > each others' courses. Do you agree with that? Do you think we should

> have a formal agreement? >

> Thanks. Linda >

> Linda Forst, MD, MPH

> Professor and Division Director

> Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences UIC School of Public > Health, MC 922 > 2121 W. Taylor > Chicago, Illinois 60612 > Office: 312-355-3826 > Fax: 312-413-9898 >

New courses, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences:

EOHS 432 Air Quality Assessment and Management. 4 hours. No credit given if the student has

credit in EOHS 431 or EOHS 438. Students will learn scientific theory and methods to measure and

model air quality for the purpose of managing the protection of the environment and the health of the

public. Prerequisites: EOHS 405; or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 480 Environmental and Occupational Health Policy. 3 hours. Introduction to the

framework for policymaking in the realm of occupational and environmental health. Focus is on the

role of economics, legal/regulatory processes, and ethical issues. Cross-cultural and international

differences will be explored. Prerequisites: Graduate or professional standing; or consent of the

instructor. .

EOHS 580 Seminar in Environmental and Occupational Health Policy. 2 hours. This seminar is

intended to engage students in discussions related to current topics in environmental and

occupational health policy. Prerequisites: EOHS 480; and graduate or professional standing; or

consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Prior policy course.

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