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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6313
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-03-10
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2004-07-26
  2. Department: Environmental and Occupational Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 640200020
  5. Contact Person: Steve Mlynarek
  6. Phone: 9746628
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6313
  10. Full Title: Indoor Environmental Quality
  11. Credit Hours: 2
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): IEQ
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Students will learn the importance of maintaining acceptable indoor environmental quality in occupational and residential settings. The course will emphasize current techniques, data interpretation methods, and proper data / conclusions reporting.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Indoor environmental quality is an important current issue. This course will provide the background to allow persons to recognize the potential health effects of the indoor environment, evaluate it, and understand and effect methods of control. In addit
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course will satisfy the need for more qualified persons to understand and assess indoor environmental conditions, and to evaluate the work of persons currently employed in this area.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, approximately six times.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Industrial Hygienist,

    Ventilation Expert,


    Person with substantial experience evaluating indoor environmental quality

  29. Objectives: Students will learn the importance of maintaining acceptable indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in occupational and residential settings. Pollutants often detected in indoor environments will be identified and the health implications of exposure will be discussed. The course will emphasize current indoor environmental quality evaluation techniques, data interpretation methods, and proper data / conclusions reporting.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

    1. Identify typical indoor environmental pollutants that may impact public health

    2. Identify building parameters affecting IEQ

    3. Develop evaluation strategies for characterization of building problems / identified


    4. Understand and operate required sampling equipment for data collection

    5. Evaluate collected data in view of current knowledge, guidelines, and standards

    6. Develop control methods for exposure prevention

    7. Provide written documentation of findings and public health recommendations

  31. Major Topics: IEQ - current status, pollutants, sources, transport, control techniques and engineering controls, data interpretation, report writing and evaluations, special emphasis will be placed on the current issue of fungi (mold) in the indoor environment
  32. Textbooks: Required Texts:

    Indoor Air Quality Handbook

    Spengler J.D., Samet J.M., and McCarthy J.F., 2001

    Building Air Quality A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers

    USEPA, 1991 (available as download at

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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