This competency includes training in environmental chemistry, environmental microbiology, environmental exposure assessment and the use of exposure biomarkers.
Students learn the basic theory behind and practical methods for sampling and analyzing chemical and microbiological contaminants in environmental (air, water, soil, food, etc.) and biological (exhaled air, blood, urine, etc.) factors.
Gain training in:
- Direct methods of assessment, including source and micro-environmental sampling and bio essays
- Indirect methods like modeling and conducting survey questionnaires
- Analyzing and interpreting field samples in the lab
- Communicating their results to a public health audience and apply the techniques within a human health effects setting.