OEH Curriculum

Both Program Options require the completion of 42 credits, with very minor differences in the distribution of required credits.

Below is a list of required core courses, recommended electives, and additional electives you may wish to choose from.

It is always advised that when planning your course selection to check with your faculty advisor or the Program Director. Electives can include any of the below recommended courses, or those listed under electives. Any other courses will require pre-approval from the Program Director.

Thesis Option

Project Option

Core Courses

21 Credits 15 Credits
SPPH 502 (3) Epidemiological Methods 1 SPPH 502 (3) Epidemiological Methods 1
SPPH 522 (3) Topics in Environmental Health SPPH 522 (3) Topics in Environmental Health
SPPH 535 (3) Principles of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene SPPH 535 (3) Principles of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
SPPH 599 (12) MSc Thesis SPPH 598 (6) Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Project

Recommended Electives

9 Credits 18 Credits

Public Health Courses

SPPH 500 (3) Analytical Methods in Epidemiological Research

  Occupational & Environmental Science Courses

SPPH 530 (3) Epidemiology of Occupational and Environmental Health

SPPH 532 (3) Environmental Health Risk Assessment and Communication

SPPH 533 (3) Toxicology and Public Health

SPPH 562 (3) Chemical and Biological Hazard Measurement

SPPH 567 (3) Quantitative Methods for the Assessment and Analysis of Exposure Data

MECH 505 (3) Industrial and Environmental Acoustics and Vibrations

  Environmental Emphasis Courses

SPPH 571 (3) Public Health, Transportation & the Built Environment

CIVIL 559 (2) Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology

FOOD 523 (3) Advances in Food Microbiology

GEOB 370 (3) Advanced Geographic Information Science

GEOB 402 (3) Air Pollution Meteorology

RMES 550 / PLAN 599 (3) Policy Analysis and Decision Making

  Occupational Emphasis Courses

SPPH 534 (3) Occupational Health and Illness Processes

SPPH 563 (3) Technical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Hazard Control

SPPH 565 (3) Ergonomics

SPPH 566 (3) Occupational Hygiene Practice

SPPH 568 (3) Safety

Electives

 12 Credits  9 Credits

  Public Health Courses

SPPH 400  (3) Statistics for Health Research

SPPH 500 (3) Analytical Methods in Epidemiological Research

SPPH 501 (3) Analysis of Longitudinal Data from Epidemiological Studies

SPPH 503 (3) Epidemiological Methods 2

SPPH 511 (3) Cancer Epidemiology

SPPH 516 (3) Systematic Overviews

SPPH 520 (3) Control of Communicable Diseases

SPPH 525 (3) Issues and Concepts in Public Health

SPPH 526 (3) Leadership in Public Health

SPPH 527 (3) Social Determinants of Health

SPPH 581A (3) Foundations of Statistical Computing in R

  Occupational and Environmental Science Courses

PHAR 315 (4) Pharmacokinetics (pre-reqs PHAR 321 & PHAR 341)

PHYS 536 (3) Advanced Radiation Biophysics

  Environmental Emphasis Courses

CHBE 575 (3) Air Pollution Control

CHEM 302 (3) Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry (pre-reqs CHEM 201, 205, 251)

CHEM 535A (3) Atmospheric Aerosols

CIVIL 557 (2) Toxic and Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal

CIVIL 564 (2) Engineering Management of Solid Wastes

CIVIL 565 (3) Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes

FOOD 525 (3) Advances in Food Toxicology: Risk Benefit Analysis

GEOB 479 (3) Research in Geographic Information Science (pre req GEOB 370)

LAW 387 (2-3) Environmental Law

LAW 389 (1-3) Selected Issues in Environmental Law and Policy

LARC 543 (3) Special Topics: Ecology and Urban Design

PHIL 435 (3) Environmental Ethics

PLAN 580 (3) Introduction to Transportation

RMES 530 (3) Knowledge, Policy and Values in Risk and Resource Management

RMES 542 (3) Integrated Assessment

RMES 507 (3) Human – Technological Systems

Occupational Emphasis Courses

ADHE 327 (3) Teaching Adults

BAHR 515 (1.5) Management of Health and Safety

BAHR 523 (1.5) New Directions in Industrial Relations

BAHR 550 (1.5) Organizational Behavior

CHBE 479 (3) Chemical Engineering Aspects of Occupational Health and Safety

CHBE 506 (3) Industrial Process Engineering

LAW 416 (3) Labour Law

MECH 473 (3) Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (pre-req MECH 375)

MINE 402 (3) Mine Ventilation and Occupational Health and Safety (pre-req MINE 291)

PHIL 434 (3) Business and Professional Ethics

Note: A maximum of 6 credits at the undergraduate level in courses numbered 300 to 499 may be counted toward the requirements of a Master’s degree.