Competencies for the
PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health (72 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 PhD curriculum in Environmental and Occupational Health will be able to:
- Design a testable hypothesis and execute research activity to investigate the effects of a toxicant, toxin, or hazard event in a community;
- Explain the importance of differences of susceptibility and vulnerability to environmental toxicant/toxins based upon age, gender, race, ethnicity, genetics and socioeconomic status in different populations;
- Provide an informed expert opinion to government and/or community leaders regarding the extent or level of risk associated with a particular environmental or occupational hazard or condition;
- Be able to teach a course in Environmental and Occupational Health;
- Obtain grant funding from private and/or governmental agencies to initiate an ENOH research program;
- Explain basic principles in environmental and occupational health sciences including toxicology, quantitative risk assessment, epidemiology, and exposure science; and
- Develop and/or apply novel and cutting-edge research methods in the laboratory and/or in the field.