The University of St. Thomas

Medical Geology
Title:Medical Geology
Course Number:361
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:McGuire, Jennifer T
Time:0935 - 1040
Location:O'Shaughnessy Science Hall St Paul
Room:OSS 122
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 02/03 05/23 M  -  W   -  F -3 9 6
Course Description:
This course explores the effects of geologic materials and processes on human health. Topics include exposure to or deficiency of trace metals and minerals, inhalation of ambient and anthropogenic mineral dusts and volcanic emissions; transportation, modification and concentration of organic compounds; and exposure to radionuclide's, microbes and pathogens in various geologic settings. The knowledge and skills covered in this course will provide an understanding of the geological and biological processes controlling various health concerns and thus provides a preparation to contribute to important societal questions. Prerequisite: A minimum of C- in BIOL 209