New York Medical College

School of Health Sciences and Practice

Environmental Health Science

Address:

Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

Basic Sciences Building - Room A41

Valhalla, NY 10595

United States

Phone:

914-594-4110

Fax:

914-594-4944

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Environmental Health Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A graduate of the MPH program in Environmental Health Science must satisfy the competencies listed below: Describe the features of water supplies, sources, and transmission systems. Describe water management approaches for specific water quality problems. Identify drinking water regulations and treatment requirements. List the major airborne chemical constituents that pose a health risk. Characterize the common sources of air pollutants, how airborne pollutants are dispersed, and strategies to minimize emissions. Identify the major airborne chemical constituents that pose a risk to human health. Demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing technology, process, and work operations. and development, use, and interpretation of Material Safety Data Sheets. Describe the process of standard setting in occupational health and safety. 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. Interpret regulations pertaining to the manufacturing, distribution, and disposal of chemical products and solid waste. Interpret the results of biological, chemical, and physical testing of air, water, and soil. Conduct a risk assessment of a given environmental exposure.

Accreditation:

New York Medical College is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York, and all of its degree programs are authorized by the New York State Department of Education. The College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

International Student Requirements:

See website at www.nymc.edu/sph

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999