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Table 1 Overview of the course

From: A novel integration of online and flipped classroom instructional models in public health higher education

Target participants MPH students
Description of the course Students will gain familiarity with fundamental principles and general areas of knowledge that are important to the broad field of environmental health. Students will learn about approaches and tools used to recognize, assess, and manage environmental and occupational health hazards. This course also aims to expose students to numerous environmental and occupational health issues and to encourage critical thinking and reflection on these issues; we will consider what can be done about environmental and occupational health issues to ultimately protect and promote health and well-being. Finally, this course aims to inspire interest in the role of the environment in promoting and maintaining the health of populations in both local and global settings.
Online learning modules from NextGenU DOOHICHE 1:
Module 1: Introduction to environmental and occupational health
Module 2: Environmental and occupational hazards and their effects on human health and ecosystems
Module 3: Principles of exposure assessment
Module 4: Toxicology and epidemiology in environmental health
Module 5: Risk assessment: Concepts and application
Module 6: Risk management, communication, and regulation
Module 7: Susceptibility, vulnerability, and inequality in environmental health
Module 8: Environmental and occupational health case studies
Module 9: Emerging perspectives in environmental health
Learning activities used during class time:
Module 1: Linking thinking for environmental health
Module 2: Exposure assessment in action
Module 3: Shipbreaking in Alang, India
Module 4 and 5: Toxicology, epidemiology, and risk assessment problem set
Module 6: Class debate- Should Canada apply the precautionary principle in environmental health policy and decision-making
Module 7: A closer look at Air Quality Guidelines
Module 8 and 9: Presentation and discussion of environmental health case studies
Final grades were based on: 1) A final exam consisting of multiple choice and short answer application questions
  2) Four graded reflective responses written throughout the semester
  3) In-class and online participation
  4) A final group project exploring a selected environmental or occupational health issue
  1. 1The online Learning modules in the NextGenU DOOHICHE can be accessed in full at