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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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STSS 6400 - Environment and Health

This course explores how the health impacts of environmental problems are understood and responded to through medical, legal, and regulatory intervention. Case studies are used to highlight different strategies for dealing with environmental illness, comparing the perspectives of affected people, medical professionals, lawyers, government officials, industry representatives, and media. A core component of the course is devoted to problems related to exposure to toxic chemicals, including readings on popular epidemiology, mass torts, transboundary victimization and medical rehabilitation models.

When Offered: Fall term alternate years.

Credit Hours: 3

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