Summer Class Offering for those interested in Environmental Health Problems in the Military in the Washington DC Region
Are you looking for a 1 credit summer elective that addresses military health and veterans policy? This course is designed to appeal to students from across diverse disciplines, including students from *outside* of George Washington University.
Summer II 2015 - PubH 6199.11 (At George Washington University )
Veterans, Deployment & Environmental Issues - 1 credit - Dr. David Goldsmith
Note that this class meets on Mondays, 6:10pm - 8:40pm, July 6 – Aug 10, 2015
This course examines the historical and current policy concerns about environmental exposures and the risks of illness among deployed troops and military veterans. The class will emphasize troops’ exposure during Vietnam, Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. It will examine the roles of DOD, the VA, and the Institute of Medicine in health protection, exposure monitoring, health research, and policies regarding service-connected disabilities. Current topics such as sexual assault, the increase of women vets, and delays in VA disability benefits, and PTSD/traumatic brain injuries will be included. Students will write a paper and make a short presentation on a topic of interest. Both written and oral communication will be emphasized throughout the course. There is no exam.
This class is a must for anyone seeking a job at the Veterans Administration or with Tricare, or seeking a policy position that addresses the health of active duty military or veterans.
Examples of current news stories that will be covered in the course
Dr. David Goldsmith is an occupational and environmental epidemiologist. In addition to his long-time affiliation with the George Washington University where he currently serves as a Professorial Lecturer, he has also worked at the U.S. Veteran’s Administration (VA). Please feel free to share this announcement with others outside of GWU if you think they might be interested.