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Padma Uppala, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
Lecture
 
1/2007 - 12/2011

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH


ENVH 509 3 Credits 16 Lectures This course is presented as an introductory level survey of Environmental Health issues, problems, solutions, and principles of practice. It is assumed that students intend to have a public health career application, and have minimal previous training or experience in the field of Environmental health. Objectives are stated briefly as performance competencies below. Upon successful completion of the course, ENVH 509 Principles of Environmental Health,the student shall have demonstrated ability to: 1. Define the areas of concern in Global Environmental Health Practice. 2. Discuss the role of government, economics and politics in the environmental management, especially as it is practiced in the United States. 3. Properly relate Environmental Health to other public health disciplines. 4. Discuss the man-environment interaction in the context of the ecological perspective. 5. Discuss the general health benefits obtained as a result of pollution prevention. 6. Identify principal chemical hazards in the environment, recognizing especially carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic hazards. 7. Describe the role of food and milk in the transmission of agents harmful to human health. 8. Describe the health effects of biological, chemical, and physical pollution of water supplies. 9. Describe the health effects of the principal recognized air pollutants, and the efforts to improve air quality. 10. Describe photochemical smog, emphasizing the role of primary pollutants and the character of the secondary products. 11. Discuss the role of vectors in the transmission of disease. 12. Identify the principal current issues in the management of hazardous waste materials and describe the official approaches now in place for dealing with these issues. 13. Recognize and describe those categories of persons especially susceptible to injury by exposure to environmental hazards. 14. Discuss the fundamental principles of toxicology as they apply to environmental exposures. 15. Apply principles of Environmental Health to the analysis and management of environmental exposure problems in the student?s professional career area.

9/2006 - 3/2011

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY


COURSE DESCRIPTION: ENVH 587 3 credits (10 Lectures) The purpose of this course is to provide fundamental knowledge concerning the toxicological effects of environmental chemicals on living systems. It discusses dose-response relationships. It emphasizes the chemical and biological characteristics of major pollutants found in our environment and their influence on living organisms, including animals, humans and plants. It describes the factors affecting toxic response: absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion; fate of chemicals in the environment: bioaccumulation, biotransformation, and degradation; teratogenesis and carcinogenesis; It provides an understanding of the toxic responses of blood, liver, kidney, respiratory system and other organ systems. Discusses ethics and social responsibility.

Interactive Teaching
 
1/2007 - 4/2007 Environmental Health 509 online
ENVH 509 16 Lectures 3 Credits COURSE OBJECTIVES: This course is presented as an introductory level survey of Environmental Health issues, problems, solutions, and principles of practice. It is assumed that students intend to have a public health career application, and have minimal previous training or experience in the field of Environmental health. Objectives are stated briefly as performance competencies below. Upon successful completion of the course, ENVH 509 Principles of Environmental Health,the student shall have demonstrated ability to: 1. Define the areas of concern in Global Environmental Health Practice.2. Discuss the role of government, economics and politics in the environmental management, especially as it is practiced in the United States.3. Properly relate Environmental Health to other public health disciplines.4. Discuss the man-environment interaction in the context of the ecological perspective.5. Discuss the general health benefits obtained as a result of pollution prevention.6. Identify principal chemical hazards in the environment, recognizing especially carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic hazards.7. Describe the role of food and milk in the transmission of agents harmful to human health.8. Describe the health effects of biological, chemical, and physical pollution of water supplies.9. Describe the health effects of the principal recognized air pollutants, and the efforts to improve air quality.10. Describe photochemical smog, emphasizing the role of primary pollutants and the character of the secondary products.11. Discuss the role of vectors in the transmission of disease.12. Identify the principal current issues in the management of hazardous waste materials and describe the official approaches now in place for dealing with these issues.13. Recognize and describe those categories of persons especially susceptible to injury by exposure to environmental hazards.14. Discuss the fundamental principles of toxicology as they apply to environmental exposures.15. Apply principles of Environmental Health to the analysis and management of environmental exposure problems in the student?s professional career area.
9/2006 - 12/2006 Seminar in Environmental Health 605
ENVH 605 10 Lectures 1-2 credits The seminar's purpose is to expose students to issues in the environmental and occupational health profession that might otherwise be excluded in the usual and customary academic program. It also provides the scope of Environmental Health and professional opportunities. The seminar is also a forum for graduating students to present their MPH culminating activities.
7/2006 - 7/2012

Mentor, Breast Cancer Research Project


Serving as a mentor for a preventive medicine resident to fulfil his clinical research project requirement.

10/2003 - 10/2012

ENVH 569 Environmental Sampling and Analysis


This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles and methods of Environmental sampling and analysis. It provides an introduction to the laboratory methods for the measurements and evaluation of environmental exposures and their impacts on health. It Describes techniques pertinent to the environment and occupation; pollutants and radiation. Eight hours of lecture and lab per week for one quarter.

Administrative Teaching Roles
 
9/2009 - 12/2009 Environmental Toxicology