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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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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1918 2004-07-26
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Environmental and Occupational Health PH 640200020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Steve Mlynarek 9746628

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6313 Indoor Environmental Quality

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    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.

  3. Justification

    A. 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

    B. 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.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, approximately six times.

    D. 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

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. 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

    C. 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

    D. 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

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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