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Competencies and Accreditation

A graduate of the M.P.H. program in Environmental Health Science is expected to achieve the following program (P) competencies:

  • ENV P1 -Describe the features of water supplies, sources, and transmission systems.
  • ENV P2 -Describe water management approaches for specific water quality problems.
  • ENV P3 -Identify drinking water regulations and treatment requirements.
  • ENV P4 -Identify the major chemical constituents that pose a risk to human health.
  • ENV P5 -Describe the common sources of air pollutants, how airborne pollutants are dispersed, and strategies to minimize emissions.
  • ENV P6 -Demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing technology, process, and work operations and development, use, and interpretation of Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • ENV P7 -Understand the formation of environmental policies and describe the process of standard setting in occupational health and safety.
  • ENV P8 -Develop a model health and safety program, applying industrial hygiene techniques such as engineering controls, personal protective equipment, administrative controls, respiratory protection, medical surveillance, and recordkeeping requirements.
  • ENV P9 -Interpret regulations pertaining to the manufacturing, distribution, and disposal of chemical and pharmaceutical products and solid waste.
  • ENV P10 -Interpret the results of biological, chemical, and physical testing of air, water, and soil.
  • ENV P11 -Conduct a risk assessment of a given environmental exposure.