Old Dominion University

2016-2017 Catalog

Community and Environmental Health

http://www.odu.edu/academics/programs/undergraduate/environmental-health

Muge Akpinar-Elci, Chair

The School of Community and Environmental Health offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs that lead to careers in health services research, public health, community health, health care administration, environmental health, and occupational safety and health. Additionally, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (B.S.H.S.) and the Master of Public Health offer practicing health care professionals the opportunity to complete their degrees in a distance format.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health

www.hs.odu.edu/commhealth/academics/bs_enviro/

Gary Burgess, Interim Program Director

Environmental health is the study and management of factors that adversely affect the environment and the health and well-being of humans. The curriculum in environmental health, which is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council, encompasses a variety of disciplines in the preparation of environmental health specialists, industrial hygienists, and occupational safety specialists.

Environmental health specialists are responsible for the assessment and enforcement of standards governing the safety of air, water, food, sewage, noise, radiation, hazardous waste, and other hazards. They are actively involved in the overall environmental quality within a community and prevention of diseases associated with environmental factors. Industrial hygienists conduct health hazard evaluations and recommend controls to minimize the health risk to workers in the occupational environment. Similarly, occupational safety professionals assess risk in the workplace, concentrating on the acute hazards that could result in immediate injury or death.  Both industrial hygienists and occupational safety professionals manage programs for private industry, government organizations, academic institutions, and military installations. 

The program requires six credit hours of field practice or internship within an environmental health setting, either a governmental or industrial site. A variety of internship sites are available in the Hampton Roads area for these experiences. Internship sites elsewhere in the state, nation, or world can also be arranged if desired. Internships are typically taken the summer between the junior and senior year. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to these sites.

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the professional licensing examination in environmental health. With experience, students are eligible to take the certification examination in industrial hygiene and/or occupational safety.

A broad spectrum of employment opportunities is available to graduates whose employment success has been outstanding. Graduates have found positions in local, state, and federal health and environmental agencies such as the FDA, USDA, EPA, OSHA, NASA, and DOD. Many work in hospitals, industries, insurance companies, laboratories, consulting firms, waste and wastewater plants, and other organizations, agencies and firms.

Admission

Students may be admitted to the program on the satisfactory completion of 60 semester hours of recommended study of required prerequisite courses and with the approval of the program director. Applications to the program, including all materials, must be submitted no later than February 1 for consideration for admission the following fall. Exemptions may be appealed through the program director. Students who fail to meet the established deadline for formal admission will usually be allowed to take environmental health courses if space is available; however, permission must be granted by the program director prior to registration.

Requirements

Lower-Division General Education
Written Communication
ENGL 110CEnglish Composition (grade of C or better required)3
ENGL 231CIntroduction to Technical Writing (grade of C or better required) *3
Oral Communication
COMM 101RPublic Speaking *3
Mathematics
STAT 130MElementary Statistics *3
MATH 162MPrecalculus I *3
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research **3
Human Creativity 3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics ***0-3
The Nature of Science12
Select one of the following sequences:
Environmental Sciences
and Environmental Sciences Lab
and
Introduction to Human Biology
and Introduction to Human Biology Lab
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
and
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Select one of the following:
Conceptual Physics *
Conceptual Physics *
Introductory General Physics *
Introductory General Physics *
University Physics I *
University Physics *
Human Behavior3
Impact of Technology (upper-division T course outside the College of Health Sciences)
Departmental Requirements
BIOL 103Basic Bacteriology *4
BIOL 250Human Anatomy and Physiology I *4
CHEM 121N
CHEM 122N
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory *
4
CHEM 123N
CHEM 124N
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory *
4
CHEM 211
CHEM 212
Organic Chemistry Lecture
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory *
5
CHEM 213Organic Chemistry Lecture *3
Major Requirements37
Principles of Environmental Health Science
Occupational Health
Environmental Health Administration and Law ****
Environmental Health Internship I
and Environmental Health Internship II
Environmental Health Internship III
Principles of Occupational Safety and Health
Communicable Diseases
Water and Wastewater Technology
Industrial Hygiene
Principles of Toxicology
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Environmental Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis
Environmental Health Senior Seminar
ENVH Electives *****12-13
Total Hours115-125
*

Must be completed prior to acceptance into the Environmental Health program.

**

HLTH 120G preferred.

***

PHIL 345E preferred.

****

 Grade of C or better required in one of the writing intensive courses

*****

 Consult with advisor for areas of specialization.

Elective Credit

Elective credit may be needed to meet the minimum requirement of 120 credit hours.

Upper Division General Education

  • Option A. Approved Disciplinary Minor, 12-24 hours minimum; also second degree or second major.
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor (specifically 12 hours, 3 of which may be in the major)
  • Option C. International Business and Regional Courses or an approved Certification Program such as teaching licensure
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses from outside the College of Health Sciences and not required by the major (6 hours)

Requirements for Graduation

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, minimum 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Minor in Environmental Health

Gary Burgess, Coordinator

A minor in environmental health requires a minimum of 12 semester hours of environmental health courses. Minor course requirements include ENVH 301 and three electives from the environmental health courses approved by the program director. For completion of the minor, students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Twelve semester hours of science courses are preferred.

Interdisciplinary Minor-Environmental Issues and Management

Gary Burgess, Coordinator

Continuing environmental degradation is a worldwide problem threatening the quality of life and its viability. The problem can only be understood and addressed by drawing upon the resources of multidisciplinary approaches. The multidisciplinary perspective center of this minor focuses on the human dimensions of the human-environment equation and includes geographical and ecological approaches, scientific and technological methodologies, planning and public policy issues, and ethical, political, economic, and legal considerations.

Course options are as follows:

CEE 350Environmental Pollution and Control3
CEE 458Sustainable Development3
ECON 435Health Economics: A Global Perspective3
ECON 447WNatural Resource and Environmental Economics3
ENVH 301Principles of Environmental Health Science3
ENVH 402WEnvironmental Health Administration and Law3
ENVH 420Communicable Diseases3
ENVH 421Food Safety3
ENVH 422Water and Wastewater Technology3
GEOG 305World Resources3
GEOG 306THazards: Natural and Technological3
GEOG 400WSeminar in Geography3
GEOG 420Marine Geography3
GEOG 422WCoastal Geography3
OEAS 302Environmental Geology3
OEAS 310Global Earth Systems3
PAS 300Foundations of Public Service3
PHIL 344EEnvironmental Ethics3
PHIL 345EBioethics3
POLS 300Introduction to Public Policy3
POLS 335Environmental Politics3
POLS 401Global Environmental Policy3
PRTS 405Outdoor Recreation3
SOC 309Population and Society3
SOC 320Social Inequality3
SOC 325Social Welfare3
SOC 440Sociology of Health and Wellbeing3
SOC/CRJS 444Community Justice3

The interdisciplinary minor in environmental issues and management requires 12 credit hours of 300/400-level courses selected from at least two different disciplines with a maximum of six credits from any one discipline. For completion of the interdisciplinary minor, students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses. At least six hours of upper-level courses must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Three credit hours may be in the major, if a major course is listed as an option for the interdisciplinary minor. As such, it will be credited toward both the major and the interdisciplinary minor.

Linked Program-Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health (B.S.E.H.) to M.S. in Community Health

B.S.E.H. students who have a 3.00 GPA and have senior standing may apply for acceptance into the B.S.E.H. to Master of Science in community health linked program. This program allows gifted undergraduate B.S.E.H. students the opportunity to take up to 12 semester hours of graduate course work and apply them to both degrees. Other restrictions apply. Students in the linked program must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours (120 for the undergraduate degree and 30 for the graduate degree).  Consult with the B.S.E.H. program director for more information.

Minor in Occupational Safety

Gary Burgess, Coordinator

A minor in occupational safety is available in the environmental health program and requires a minimum of 12 semester hours of ENVH courses in safety. The minor in occupational safety is designed to prepare students to meet safety standards and guidelines in such areas as business, education and industry with the goal of managing operations to minimize financial losses resulting from accidents, health claims, legal actions and property damage. It is especially attractive to students in majors such as engineering, occupational and technical studies, and business who may reasonably anticipate assignment of safety as an additional duty.

Minor course requirements include:

ENVH 406Principles of Occupational Safety and Health3
ENVH 407Occupational Safety Standards, Laws and Regulations3
ENVH 425Occupational Safety and Health Program Management3
ENVH 426Physical Hazards and Their Control3
Total Hours12

For completion of the minor students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Certificate in Occupational Safety

Gary Burgess, Coordinator

The certificate program in occupational safety is designed to prepare students to meet safety standards and guidelines in such areas as business, education and industry with the goal of managing operations to minimize financial losses resulting from accidents, health claims, legal actions and property damage. It is especially attractive to students in majors such as engineering, occupational and technical studies, and business who may reasonably anticipate assignment of safety as an additional duty, or to individuals already employed in the environmental health and safety field. Courses taken in the certificate program may be applied to degree requirements at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in environmental health. For completion of the undergraduate certificate program students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (3.00 for the graduate certificate) in all courses taken toward the certificate. After successful completion of the program, a Certificate in Occupational Safety will be awarded.

A total of 15-16 semester hours is required comprised of three core courses and six to seven hours of electives. Core courses include:

ENVH 406/506Principles of Occupational Safety and Health3
ENVH 407/507Occupational Safety Standards, Laws and Regulations3
ENVH 425/525Occupational Safety and Health Program Management3
Electives may be selected from the following: 6-7
Occupational Health
Physical Hazards and Their Control
Principles of Ergonomics
Industrial Hygiene
Industrial Hygiene Sampling Methods
Physical Hazards Laboratory
Radiation Health
Total Hours15-16

 There are no prerequisites.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (B.S.H.S.)

To be named, Program Director

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (B.S.H.S.) degree allows students to choose from the following concentrations: 

  1. The public health concentration
  2. The health services administration concentration
  3. The health services administration concentration for those students  with licensure or certification  

Public Health Concentration

According to the American Public Health Association (APHA), "Public health protects individuals, families and communities from serious health threats—ranging from diabetes to bird flu—that are often times preventable." The public health profession provides essential services that allow successful tracking of the spread of chronic and communicable diseases, provide needed community health education, and detect health problems in newborns. Public health professionals strive to improve society's quality of life. Public health officials have many responsibilities and work to increase access to healthcare, reduce substance abuse and control infectious diseases in human populations. A public health undergraduate concentration is preferred to begin a career as a public health professional. Earning a degree with a public health concentration qualifies an individual for entry-level positions in fields such as health services administration, epidemiology, and health promotion.

The purpose of the concentration in public health is to provide students the necessary skills to enter the public health profession. Public health is a rapidly expanding profession and is critical to the current workforce shortage and vital to global health.

Admission

Applicants for admission to the health sciences degree program with a concentration in public health must initially apply to the Office of Admissions of Old Dominion University. Students cannot be accepted into the B.S.H.S. public health program without first being admitted to the university. Admission to the University does not constitute admission to the B.S.H.S. public health program. Students are eligible to apply to the B.S.H.S. concentration in the spring semester of their sophomore year after completion of the prerequisite courses with at least a grade of C. Completion of prerequisite courses prior to starting the B.S.H.S. public health program in the fall is required.  Students must be accepted to the program before enrolling in any 300 or 400 level required course. Applications must be received by February 1 for admission the following fall. Admission to the program is determined by the Program Director.  A minimum grade point average of 3.00 or higher makes an applicant more competitive.

Applicants will be formally notified of admission status in April and be advised by the program director or designee.  Students not admitted will receive notice and should pursue academic advising at the College of Health Sciences Academic Advising Center.  Regarding transfer students who have taken prerequisite courses at another university, any course desired to transfer must be evaluated the Old Dominion University Office of Transfer Evaluation Services. Transfer Evaluation Services must document that the course will transfer to satisfy program application requirements.
 

Lower-Division General Education
Written Communication (grade of C or better required in both courses)6
Oral Communication *0-3
Mathematics (MATH 162M and STAT 130M required)6
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research 3
Human Creativity 3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics **0-3
The Nature of Science (BIOL 121N/BIOL 122N and BIOL 123N/BIOL 124N required)8
Human Behavior *****3
Impact of Technology ***0-3
Total Hours35-50
*

Can be satisfied in the major with CHP 400, CHP 450, and CHP 415W or CHP 430W.

**

Can be satisfied in the major with CHP 400.

***

Can be satisfied  in the major with CHP 485.

Prerequisites

BIOL 121N/BIOL 122N and BIOL 123N/BIOL 124N, CHP 200, ENGL 110C, MATH 162M, STAT 130M, and a minimum of 18 credits from the scientific requirements must be completed with at least a 2.0 average in all courses taken from this area prior to starting the B.S.H.S. public health major concentration courses.

Scientific Foundations Requirements

Students must complete 36 credit hours of the scientific foundation. Eighteen credit hours must be completed prior to admission  to the program. Once accepted, students will be allowed to continue in the public health concentration.

(Thirty-six credit hours must be selected from the courses listed below).

BIOL 103Basic Bacteriology4
or BIOL 303 Genetics
BIOL 250Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 251Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 293Cell Biology3
BIOL 315General Microbiology5
CHEM 121N
CHEM 122N
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHEM 123N
CHEM 124N
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CHEM 211
CHEM 212
Organic Chemistry Lecture
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
CHEM 213
CHEM 214
Organic Chemistry Lecture
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
CHEM 441Biochemistry Lecture3
PHYS 111NIntroductory General Physics4
or PHYS 101N Conceptual Physics
PHYS 112NIntroductory General Physics4
or PHYS 102N Conceptual Physics
MATH 163Precalculus II3
MATH 211
MATH 212
Calculus I
and Calculus II
3-8
or MATH 200 Calculus for Business and Economics
MATH 212Calculus II4
MEDT 307
MEDT 308
Clinical Methods in Microbiology
and Clinical Microbiology
5
CYTO 404General Pathology3
CYTO 407Clinical Histology3
MEDT 310
MEDT 313
Urinalysis and Body Fluids
and Diagnostic Methods in Urinalysis
2
MEDT 339
MEDT 340
Medical Parasitology and Mycology Laboratory
and Medical Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology
2
PSYC 201SIntroduction to Psychology3
or SOC 201S Introduction to Sociology
PHYS 231NUniversity Physics I4
PHYS 232NUniversity Physics4
PSYC 203SLifespan Development3

Major Course Requirements

CHP 200Principles of Public Health (required prerequisite)3
CHP 360Introduction to Global Health3
CHP 367Internship for Public Health3
CHP 415WCritical Issues in Public/Community Health Administration3
or CHP 430W Community Health Resources and Health Promotion
CHP 445Health Services Research3
CHP 450Public and Community Health Administration3
CHP 461Managerial Epidemiology3
or ENVH 448 Epidemiology and Biostatistics
CHP 465Policy and Politics of Health3

Choose two major electives below:

CHP 318Principles of Nutrition3
CHP 400Ethics in Health Administration3
CHP 415WCritical Issues in Public/Community Health Administration3
CHP 420Foundations of Gerontology3
CHP 430WCommunity Health Resources and Health Promotion3
CHP 480Health Ethics and the Law3
NMED 300Medical Terminology3
ENVH 301Principles of Environmental Health Science3
ENVH 420Communicable Diseases3

Upper Division General Education

  • Option A. Approved Disciplinary Minor, 12 hours minimum; also second degree or second major.
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor (specifically 12 hours, 3 of which may be in the major)
  • Option C. International Business and Regional Courses or an approved Certification Program such as teaching licensure
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses from outside the College of Health Sciences and not required by the major (6 hours)

Electives

Elective credits will be needed to achieve the minimum 120 credit hours required for the degree.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University.

  • Completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C, or ENGL 221C, or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better.
  • Completion of Senior Assessment (during last semester).
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall and in the major.

Health Services Administration Concentration

The Health Services Administration concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (B.S.H.S.) degree enables those new to health services administration to gain the knowledge and ability to function in inpatient hospitals, ambulatory clinics/services, wellness/fitness centers, physician practices, skilled nursing centers/homes, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, and public health departments/community health centers. 

Admission

Applicants for admission to the program must first be admitted to Old Dominion University prior to completing an application to the B.S.H.S. program.  Admission to ODU does not guarantee admission into the B.S.H.S. program.  Completion of prerequisite courses prior to starting the B.S.H.S. health services administration program in the fall is required. Admission applications must be received no later than February 1 for admission in the fall semester.  Admission to the program is determined by the Program Director. Incomplete packages will not be reviewed.  A minimum grade point average of 3.00 or higher makes an applicant more competitive.

Applicants will be formally notified of admission status in April and be advised by the program director.  Students not admitted will receive notice and should pursue academic advising at the College of Health Sciences Academic Advising Center.  Regarding transfer students who have taken prerequisite courses at another university, any course desired to transfer must be evaluated by the Old Dominion University Office of Transfer Evaluation Services. Transfer Evaluation Services must document that the course will transfer to satisfy program application requirements.

Lower-Division General Education
Written Communication (grade of C or better required in both courses)6
Oral Communication *0-3
Mathematics (STAT 130M required)3
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research 3
Human Creativity 3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics **0-3
The Nature of Science8
Human Behavior3
Impact of Technology ***0-3
Total Hours32-47
*

Can be satisfied in the major with CHP 400, CHP 450, and CHP 415W or CHP 430W.

**

Can be satisfied in the major with CHP 400.

***

Can be satisfied  in the major with CHP 485.

Prerequisites

Completion of lower division general education courses and the following with at least a C grade is required prior to starting the B.S.H.S. health services administration concentration courses.

CHP 200Principles of Public Health3
CHP 328Public Health Science3
CHP 335Population Health3
CHP 390The U.S. Healthcare Delivery System3
Total Hours12

Major Requirements

Students must complete the general education and prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher and be admitted to the program by the Program Director prior to starting the B.S.H.S. health services administration  concentration courses.

CHP 415WCritical Issues in Public/Community Health Administration *3
or
Community Health Resources and Health Promotion *
CHP 440Finance and Budgeting in Healthcare3
CHP 445Health Services Research **3
CHP 450Public and Community Health Administration3
CHP 461Managerial Epidemiology **3
CHP 468Internship4
CHP 480Health Ethics and the Law3
CHP elective (with approval of the program director)3
Total Hours25

Health Services Administration Concentration Electives

MGMT 325Contemporary Organizations and Management3
Select four MGMT 300-400 electives from the following: 12
Human Resources Management
Employee Relations Problems and Practices
Labor Management Relations
Employment Law
Advanced Human Resources Management: Contemporary Issues
Organizational Behavior
Negotiations and Change Management
Comparative International Management
Total Hours15
*

C or better required

**

Prerequisite:  STAT 130M

Upper Division General Education

Upper-division general education requirements are satisfied through program-required courses in both the major requirements and the electives. Students have the option to complete a management minor.

Electives

Elective credits will be needed to achieve the minimum 120 credit hours required for the degree.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, a minimum of 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C, or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Health Services Administration Concentration for Students with Licensure or Certification

The concentration with licensure or certification is online and designed to offer advanced educational experiences to already practicing health professionals. This program builds upon the expertise of practicing health professionals and allows them the opportunity to enhance their formal learning.

Admission

Applicants to the B.S.H.S. program should apply first to the Office of Admissions, Old Dominion University.  Students cannot be accepted to the B.S.H.S. program without first being admitted to ODU.  Admission to ODU does not guarantee admission to the B.S.H.S. program.  Requirements for admission include an associate degree or completion of a program with an ODU articulation agreement.  Admission applications must be received no later than October 1 for admission in the following spring semester. Admission applications must be received no later than February 1 for admission in the following fall semester.  Incomplete packages will not be reviewed.  Admission to the program is determined by the Program Director. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 or higher makes an applicant more competitive.

Applicants will be formally notified of admission status in December and April, respectfully, and be advised by the Program Director.  Students not admitted will receive notice and should pursue academic advising at the College of Health Sciences Academic Advising Center. 

Lower-Division General Education
Written Communication (grade of C or better required in both courses)6
Oral Communication *0-3
Mathematics (STAT 130M required)3
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research 3
Human Creativity 3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics **0-3
The Nature of Science8
Human Behavior3
Impact of Technology ***0-3
Total Hours32-47
*

Can be satisfied in the major with CHP 400, CHP 450, and CHP 415W or CHP 430W.

**

Can be satisfied in the major with CHP 400.

***

Can be satisfied  in the major with CHP 485.

Professional Electives for Students with Licensure, A.A.S. Degree and/or Certification

Current licensure as a health professional, an Associate of Applied Science degree, and/or certification will be used toward satisfying the professional elective requirements. A minimum of 15 professional elective credits will be awarded; the number of credits is determined by training hours completed.  Certification refers to the passing of an exam upon completion of an educational program to demonstrate competency in a chosen profession. The following programs are some that have been accepted: Radiation Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technology, Respiratory Therapy, and Physical Therapy Assistant.  Consult the Program Director for specific information as additional programs may be considered.

Major Requirements

CHP 368Internship3
CHP 415WCritical Issues in Public/Community Health Administration3
or CHP 430W Community Health Resources and Health Promotion
Three additional upper-level CHP courses (9 credits) are required with advisor approval9
Total Hours15

Students must select a minor in management or a minor in human services.

Management Minor

MGMT 325Contemporary Organizations and Management3
Select four MGMT 300-400 electives from the following: 12
Human Resources Management
Employee Relations Problems and Practices
Labor Management Relations
Employment Law
Advanced Human Resources Management: Contemporary Issues
Organizational Behavior
Negotiations and Change Management
Comparative International Management
Total Hours15

Some management courses are not available in online format.  With the approval of the Program Director, a student may substitute one CHP course for a MGMT course to meet graduation requirements. 

Human Services Minor

HMSV 339Interpersonal Relations3
HMSV 341Introduction to Human Services3
HMSV 343WHuman Services Methods3
HMSV 346Diversity Issues in Human Services3
Select one course from the following: 3
Career Development and Appraisal
Introduction to Substance Abuse
Interventions and Advocacy with Children
Theory and Practice of Prevention in Human Services
Family Guidance
Total Hours15

Upper Division General Education

Upper-division general education requirements are satisfied through program-required courses in either the minor in management or the minor in human services.

Electives

Elective credits will be needed to achieve the minimum 120 hours required for the degree.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, a minimum 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C, or ENGL 221C, or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Minor in Community Health

An undergraduate minor in community health can be obtained by the completion of 12 credit hours from the following courses:

CHP 318Principles of Nutrition3
CHP 328Public Health Science3
CHP 335Population Health3
CHP 360Introduction to Global Health3
CHP 390The U.S. Healthcare Delivery System3
CHP 400Ethics in Health Administration3
CHP 415WCritical Issues in Public/Community Health Administration3
CHP 420Foundations of Gerontology3
CHP 425Health Aspects of Aging3
CHP 426Skills in Health Services Administration I1-3
CHP 427Skills in Health Services Administration II1-3
CHP 430WCommunity Health Resources and Health Promotion3
CHP 440Finance and Budgeting in Healthcare3
CHP 445Health Services Research3
CHP 450Public and Community Health Administration3
CHP 455Interpersonal and Counseling Skills for Health Professionals3
CHP 456Substance Use and Abuse3
CHP 465Policy and Politics of Health3
CHP 470Death, Dying and Survivorship3
CHP 475Healthcare Marketing3
CHP 480Health Ethics and the Law3
CHP 485Health Informatics3
One of the following may be substituted for one CHP course: 3
Research Methods in the Health Sciences
Principles of Environmental Health Science
Occupational Health
Management in the Clinical Setting
Medical Terminology

For completion of the minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (B.S.H.S.) Specialty Concentrations

Through special agreements and curriculum design, courses for the certificate program in cytotechnology, offered by the School of Medical Diagnostic and Translational Sciences, may be applied as a specialty concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. The concentration can be found in the School of Medical Diagnostic and Translational Sciences section of this Catalog. Students pursuing cytotechnology who already have baccalaureate degrees from accredited institutions may opt for a certificate in this program rather than a second baccalaureate degree.

Cytotechnology Concentration in the B.S.H.S.

To be named, Program Director

This concentration is available to students who complete the requirements for the B.S.H.S. degree. Specific information on the cytotechnology program can be found in the School of Medical Diagnostic and Translational Sciences section of this Catalog.

Ophthalmic Technology Concentration in the B.S.H.S.

Debbie Bauman, Program Director

Specific information on the ophthalmic technology program can be found in the School of Medical Diagnostic and Translational Sciences section of this Catalog.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Courses

ENVH 301. Principles of Environmental Health Science. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the chemical, physical and biological factors affecting human health and well-being. The emphasis is on application of controls to prevent disease and maximize environmental quality. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

ENVH 395. Topics in Environmental Health. 1-3 Credits.

Advanced study of selected topics. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

ENVH 401/501. Occupational Health. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the industrial environment relative to health problems and the etiologically related agents. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENVH 402W/502. Environmental Health Administration and Law. 3 Credits.

A review of the concepts and practice of administering environmental health control programs within agencies at the federal, state and local levels. The principles of administration and leadership of programs in the private sector are also discussed. The constitutional, statutory and administrative law bases for organizing and conducting such programs and developing environmental policy as well as the legal implications of enforcement will be addressed. A review of all major environmental statutes and their agencies that enforce them will be addressed. (This is a writing intensive course.) Prerequisites: junior standing and a grade of C or better in ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

ENVH 403. Environmental Health Internship I. 3 Credits.

Includes placement in a health-related facility or industrial setting, prearranged with faculty instructor. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: ENVH 301W and permission of program director.

ENVH 404. Environmental Health Internship II. 3 Credits.

Includes placement in a health-related facility or industrial setting, prearranged with faculty instructor. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: ENVH 301W and permission of program director.

ENVH 405. Environmental Health Internship III. 6 Credits.

Includes placement in a health-related facility or industrial setting, prearranged with faculty instructor. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: ENVH 301W and permission of program director.

ENVH 406/506. Principles of Occupational Safety and Health. 3 Credits.

A broad overview of the field of safety. A study of the factors influencing the occurrence of accidents and incidents is set in the context of safety legislation, current issues in the practice of safety and the ethical and professional responsibilities of the safety practitioner. The course also includes discussions of product safety, fire prevention and protection systems safety and human elements in loss prevention. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENVH 407/507. Occupational Safety Standards, Laws and Regulations. 3 Credits.

A review of the important Occupational Safety and Health Standards and Codes with particular emphasis on application of these codes to typical work situations. Governmental enforcement methodologies are also discussed. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENVH 420/520. Communicable Diseases. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of the communicable disease processes as they pertain to environmental sources. A detailed discussion of specific communicable diseases that are manifested by various environmental etiologic agents. Various environmental control measures to prevent the incidence of communicable diseases are presented. Prerequisites: BIOL 110N or BIOL 121N, BIOL 117N or BIOL 123N, BIOL 103 or permission of the instructor.

ENVH 421/521. Food Safety. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive study of food and milk production, processing and preservation and controls exercised for the prevention of foodborne illnesses and spoilage. Prerequisites: BIOL 110N or BIOL 121N, BIOL 117N or BIOL 123N, BIOL 103, or permission of instructor.

ENVH 422/522. Water and Wastewater Technology. 3 Credits.

Introduction to water quality management and wastewater treatment technology. Topics include the effect of organic, inorganic and thermal pollutants in water quality streams, waterborne diseases, monitoring concepts, methods of water quality management, regulatory considerations, theory and application of wastewater treatment concepts, wastewater characterization, and treatment methods and disposal methods. Prerequisite: BIOL 103 or permission of instructor.

ENVH 423/523. Vector Control. 3 Credits.

A study of the vectors of human disease and the methods utilized in their control. (offered spring) Prerequisites: BIOL 110N or BIOL 121N, BIOL 117N or BIOL 123N, BIOL 103, or permission of instructor.

ENVH 424/524. Residential and Institutional Environments. 3 Credits.

A study of the physical aspects of housing and institutions as they relate to human health and well-being. Coverage is also given to infection control in health-care facilities. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENVH 425/525. Occupational Safety and Health Program Management. 3 Credits.

The establishment, implementation and maintenance of occupational safety and health programs. Paradigms of safety, techniques for safety training and creation of value for safety among business managers and employees are emphasized. Prerequisite: ENVH 406 or permission of instructor.

ENVH 426/526. Physical Hazards and Their Control. 3 Credits.

An in-depth examination of the varied types of physical hazards in the work environment and the methods of prevention, recognition and control. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENVH 438/538. Environmental Emergencies and Disasters. 3 Credits.

This course uses a multi-disciplinary approach and draws on theory, case studies, research, and field experience to examine the global problem of environmental emergencies and disasters. Particular attention is devoted to the public health challenges posed by chemical and radiological contamination situations. Students discuss contemporary issues and controversies, and spend time working in teams to craft solutions to key emergency preparedness problems. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

ENVH 440/540. Principles of Ergonomics. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the terminology, concepts and applications of physiology, anthropometry, biomechanics and engineering to workplace and work methods design. Emphasis will be given to workplace design and work methods for job safety and health. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENVH 441/541. Industrial Hygiene. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of the chemical and physical agents responsible for occupational illness and the methods used for their measurement, evaluation and control. Prerequisite: CHEM 121N, CHEM 123N, CHEM 211, BIOL 250, or permission of instructor.

ENVH 442/542. Industrial Hygiene Sampling Methods. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the detection and sampling alternatives used for estimating worker exposure to hazardous chemical, physical and biological agents in the occupational environment. Field and class activities are intended to simulate select occupational exposure situations and provide a basis for selection of the best evaluation techniques. Emphasis is on quantitative and qualitative methods typically used when estimating employee exposure to hazardous agents and the subjective decision making process. Pre- or corequisite: ENVH 441 or permission of instructor.

ENVH 443. Principles of Toxicology. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the fundamentals of toxicology with emphasis on the interaction of environmental and industrial chemicals with humans are studied. Exposure, dose response, kinetics and distribution of toxicants, metabolism of toxic agents, factors that affect toxicity and introductory chemical carcinogenesis are discussed. Prerequisites: BIOL 110N or BIOL 121N, BIOL 117N or BIOL 123N, BIOL 250, CHEM 121N, CHEM 123N, or permission of the instructor.

ENVH 445/545. Air Pollution and Its Control. 3 Credits.

The study of air pollution in relation to air quality criteria, pollutant production, atmospheric evolution, measurement and control techniques. Prerequisites: PHYS 101N or PHYS 111N, CHEM 121N, CHEM 123N, MATH 162M, or permission of instructor.

ENVH 446/546. Physical Hazards Laboratory. 2 Credits.

Use and application of sampling methods and equipment for measurement of physical hazards in the work environment. Includes aspects such as ergonomics, noise, vibration and radiation. Pre- or corequisite: ENVH 426 or permission of instructor.

ENVH 448/548. Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 3 Credits.

An introductory course in the principles and practices of epidemiology and the application of statistical and mathematical design and analysis of health research studies for the understanding and control of population health and disease with emphasis on environmental applications. Prerequisite: STAT 130M, MATH 162M or permission of instructor.

ENVH 461/561. Hazardous Waste Management. 3 Credits.

Description of the hazardous waste problem, the fundamentals of the chemistry involved with hazardous waste transport, methods of identification, assessment, control, and disposal of toxic and hazardous waste are discussed. In addition the relevant legal statutes, risk assessment emergency response and case studies are presented. Introduction to the toxicological effects of exposure to hazardous waste is discussed. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENVH 465/565. Hazardous Materials Management. 3 Credits.

The management of hazardous materials includes a wide array of interlocking regulations addressing use, manufacturing, exposure, storage, shipping and disposal. A life cycle review of hazardous materials highlighting best practices and legislation is presented. Useful in preparation for CHMM examination. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENVH 466/566. Environmental Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis. 3 Credits.

The principles of quantitative health risk assessment of toxicants are presented. Qualitative and quantitative skills necessary to evaluate the probability of injury, disease, or death in the general population from exposure to environmental contaminants are discussed. Hazardous identification, exposure assessment, dose-response evaluation and risk characterization are emphasized. Risk management group projects assessing some real environmental risks is an important segment of the class. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENVH 470/570. Industrial Environmental Management. 3 Credits.

Course addresses day-to-day technical and management aspects of environmental compliance, as well as regulatory issues faced in industrial applications. Includes audits and inspections, air and water pollution and hazardous waste. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENVH 495/595. Topics in Environmental Health. 1-3 Credits.

Advanced study of selected topics. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENVH 498/598. Independent Study in Environmental Health. 1-3 Credits.

An opportunity is afforded students to undertake independent study under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites: permission of the Program Director.

ENVH 499. Environmental Health Senior Seminar. 1 Credit.

Advanced seminar. Prerequisites: second semester senior standing and permission of the program director.