Undergraduate Program

Course Planning

Objectives

The Department was established in 2002 to offer undergraduate programs.The courses that the Department provides for students have the following learning objectives:

  • Providing students with fundamental theoretical core courses in public health and risk management.
  • Emphasizing learning throgh doing, including practical courses and actual case studies.
  • Improving communication and leadership skills by integrating the English of science, scientific writing and presentation, and group learning in class activities.
  • Enhancing international perspectoves by providing courses in international journal review, internet, and the agenda of the international health care community.

The course requirements:

  • The framework of risk assessment and management suggested by United States National Science Council.
  • The core courses of public health and risk assessment with 3 clusters : health risk assessment, environmental risk management and control, and risk management and decision marking.

Courses required to pass national examinations, and gain certification in Individual Risk Manager, Enterprise Risk Manager, Health Administration, and Environmental Administration.

 

Framework

The framework of risk assessment and management suggested by United State National Science Council:

Framework

 

Three Clusters

  1. Health Risk Assessment
  2. Environmental Risk Assessment and Control
  3. Risk Management and Decision Making

 

Characteristics

  1. Core courses: Focus on health and environment and associate with risk communication and Cost-benefit analysis.
  2. Learn by doing.
  3. Communication and leadership.
  4. International vision

 

Core Courses of Department

Introduction to Risk Management, Fate and Transport Modeling of Pollutants, Fate and Transport Modeling of Pollutants Laboratory, Toxicology, Exposure Assessment, Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Risk Assessment, Environmental Risk Control Technology, Case Study - Environmental Risk Assessment and Control, Case Study – Health Risk Assessment (10 courses).

 

Curriculum

Course Structure

  1. Bachelor of Science
  2. Four years for bachelor degree (at least 128 credits)
  3. Required courses: 70credits (54.7%)
  4. Elective course 30credits (23.4%)( credits must be at least two-thirds (2/3) of department)
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Required courses 84( 64.6% ) 75( 58.5% ) 75( 58.5% ) 75( 58.5% ) 75 ( 58.5% ) 70 ( 54.6% )
General Education credit 16(12.3% ) 27(21% ) 25(19.5% ) 23(17.9% ) 23(17.9% ) 30(23.4% )
Graduation credit 130 130 130 128 128 128

 

Curriculum of Undergraduate Program

  1. The course for undergraduate is four-year program requiring 128 credits.(Consists of General education requiring 28 credits)
  2. 103 Academic Year Program Required Courses (Applicable to the students entering 2014 academic year)
  3. The General education curricular are structured in six major areas: Basic Sciences, Languages, General Education, Liberal Classic Lectures, Services Learning, and Physical Education. The courses offered in the Basic Sciences category include introduction to chemistry, introduction to biology, introduction to physics and calculus. The Languages category contains both Mandarin Chinese (2 credits) and English which comprises Freshman English (4 credits) and English Aural & Oral (2 credits). The General Education category is divided into elective courses for particular fields and inter-disciplinary course. The elective courses are made up of humanities and arts (4~6 credits), social sciences (4~6 credits), and natural and life sciences (2~4 credits). The inter-disciplinary course comprises 8 credits which include lectures and discussions on special topics. The Liberal Classic Lectures offer zero credit but students are required to satisfy a total of sixteen hours before graduation by attending invited lectures, arts exhibitions, and performances on campus. The Services Learning includes 18 hours of assigned courses related to services, 12 hours of training for volunteerism, and 18 hours of volunteer service. The Physical Education is offered to freshmen and sophomores who are required to take at least 2 hours each week for 18 weeks each semester.

(A)Freshman

COURSES NOTE FRESHMAN
1ST SEMESTER 2ND SEMESTER
Calculus (I) Required Courses 2
Calculus (II) Required Courses   2
Introduction of Public Health Required Courses 2 --
General Biology Required Courses -- 2
Chemistry Required Courses 2 --
Web Services Technique Application Required Courses 3 --
Organic Chemistry(A) Required Courses -- 2
Introduction to Risk Management Required Courses -- 3
Environmental Health Required Courses -- 2
TOTAL 9 11
Organic Chemistry Laboratory(A) Elective Courses -- 1
General Chemistry Laboratory(B) Elective Courses 1 --
General Biology  Laboratory(B) Elective Courses -- 1
Environmental Science Elective Courses -- 2
TOTAL 1 4

(B)Sophomore

COURSES NOTE SOPHOMORE
1ST SEMESTER 2ND SEMESTER
Biostatistics Required Courses 2 --
Biostatistics Pratice(Ⅰ) Required Courses 1 --
Fate and Transport Modeling of Pollutants Required Courses 2 --
Fate and Transport Modeling of Pollutants Laboratory Required Courses 1 --
Health  Administration Required Courses 2 --
Environmental Chemistry Required Courses 2 --
Advanced Biostatistics Required Courses -- 2
Biostatistics Pratice (II) Required Courses -- 1
Biochemistry Required Courses -- 2
Toxicology Required Courses -- 3
Microbiology and Immunology  Required Courses -- 3
Exposure Assessment Required Courses -- 2
TOTAL 10 13
Management Elective Courses 2 --
Environmental Ecology Elective Courses 2 --
Risk Data Processing Elective Courses 2 --
Physiology Elective Courses 3  
Introduction to Civil Law Elective Courses -- 3
Social Psychology  Elective Courses -- 2
Internet data Management  Elective Courses -- 2
Regulation of Environmental Protection Elective Courses -- 2
Environmental monitoring and Analysis  Elective Courses -- 3
Health Risk Biology Elective Courses -- 2
Introduction to Special Topics  Elective Courses -- 2
TOTAL 9 16

(C)Junior

COURSES NOTE JUNIOR
1ST SEMESTER 2ND SEMESTER
Industrial Safety and Health Management  Required Courses 2 --
Epidemiology Required Courses 2 --
Epidemiology Laboratory Required Courses 1 --
Health Risk Assessment Required Courses 3 --
Environmental Risk Control Technology Required Courses 3 --
Management Information Systems Required Courses -- 2
Environmental Risk Assessment Required Courses -- 2
Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology Required Courses -- 2
TOTAL 11 6
Introduction to Molecular Medicine  Elective Courses 2 --
Health and Medical Regulation Elective Courses 2 --
Introduction to Ecological Monitoring  Elective Courses 2 --
Health Risk Management of Occupational Medicine Elective Courses 2 --
Chronic Disease and Infection Control Elective Courses 2 --
Medical Risk Management Elective Courses 2 --
Risk Management and Law  Elective Courses 2 --
Public Health Terminology Elective Courses 2 --
Health Insurance  Elective Courses -- 2
Molecular Epidemiology Elective Courses -- 2
Biomarkers Elective Courses -- 2
Business Risk Assessment and Management  Elective Courses -- 2
Risk Accounting Elective Courses -- 2
Risk Decision Analysis Elective Courses -- 2
Entry to Special Topics Elective Courses -- 2
Environmental Regulatory Toxicology  Elective Courses -- 2
GIS Application in Public Health Elective Courses -- 2
TOTAL 16 18

(D)Senior

COURSES NOTE SENIOR
1ST SEMESTER 2ND SEMESTER
Risk Communication Required Courses 2 --
Case Study - Environmental Risk Assessment and Control Required Courses 3 --
Environmental Planning and Management Required Courses 2 --
Case Study-Health Risk Assessment Required Courses -- 3
TOTAL 7 3
Population and Health Statistics Elective Courses 2 --
Human Health Risk Management Elective Courses 2 --
Decision Support System  Elective Courses 2 --
Practice of Risk Managmemt Elective Courses 2 --
Financial Management  Elective Courses 2 --
Health Economics Elective Courses 2 --
International Risk Management Agenda Elective Courses 2 --
Applications of Molecular Genetics and Phylogenetic Analysis Elective Courses -- 2
Special Topics Elective Courses -- 2
Environmental Risk Control Practice Elective Courses -- 3
TOTAL 14 7

Licenses

  1. Health Administrator
  2. Environment Administrator
  3. Personal Risk Manager
  4. Enterprise Risk Manager

Courses Relationship

  • 1st year-General Education: Focus on cultural and social science
  • 2nd year- Fundamental Education: Focus on fundamental courses of public health and risk health
  • 3rd year-Management Education : Continue of fundamental courses of risk assessment and risk management
  • 4th year-Integrated Education: Base on the courses of “Case Study” to integrate the overall courses
Courses relationship

 

Summary

  • Course planning is base on the framework of US NSC.
  • Three clusters: health risk assessment, environmental risk assessment and control, risk management and decision making.
  • Learn by doing:Case-study in lab (system of mater and apprentice)
  • Learn by doing:emphasizing the practice, discussion, benchmark learning and feedback teaching on case study in courses (4th year)
  • Reduce the required credits from 64.6 to 54.6%.

 

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