The purpose of offering an academic graduate certificate in Environmental Public Health Risk Assessment is to provide education and training to:
- augment the scope and depth of the respective curricula for students pursuing an applicable graduate or professional degree by adding courses and content via an academic graduate certificate program; and,
- enhance specialized expertise of working professionals who already hold an applicable undergraduate, graduate or professional degree by adding courses and content via an academic graduate certificate program.
Humans are exposed to a variety of hazardous toxic chemical and infectious microbial agents throughout their life course. There is a need and demand for qualified professionals with appropriate environmental public health education and skills focused on human health risk assessment associated with environmental exposures via specific modes (e.g. inhalation; ingestion) and to various types and levels of toxic and infectious agents associated with contaminated air, water, soil and food matrices.
Individuals who successfully complete the Environmental Public Health Risk Assessment certificate will be better prepared to:
- apply and interpret general epidemiological methods
- summarize the four major components of risk assessment
- interpret relevant toxic chemical agent exposure and epidemiological disease data
- interpret relevant infectious microbiological agent exposure and epidemiological disease data
- conduct and interpret human health risk assessments based on environmental exposures