Department of
Environmental & Occupational Health
At New Brunswick

Competencies for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental and Occupational Health
(45 credits)

Each Department identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.

Upon graduation, a student completing the MPH curriculum in Environmental and Occupational Health will be able to:

  • Describe the major environmental/occupational health problems to the general public as well as specific communities within that population;
  • Explain the basic mechanism of toxicology and dose-response regarding environmental/occupational toxicants;
  • Describe the federal and state regulatory programs that relate to environmental (community) and worker (occupational) protection;
  • Develop a testable model of environmental/occupational exposures (one or more agents) and adverse health outcomes (causing injury, disability, other measure of morbidity or mortality); and
  • Specify current quantitative risk assessment approaches and methods for a particular hazard or risk in a community.