E013: Institutions and Licensed Establishments

Course Description:

Environmental Health Practice continues to have a long and successful history in protecting the public’s health. Public establishments, places where people congregate, and multi-dimensional places of residence require governmental oversight through inspection, licensure, and general assessment. The Environmental Health Worker that performs this important monitoring function requires a scientific knowledge base, specialized training, and field experience.

As these facilities and certain public places become more specialized and complex in-nature, a thorough review process is necessary. This educational video-course includes a discussion of the environmental parameters linked to the inspection, licensure, and health preservation in institutional and licensed establishment settings. Definitions of institutions and licensed facilities are presented along with health concerns inherent to these activities. A review of the environmental health considerations relative to institutions and licensed facilities is also provided in this series.

Target Audience

Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the expansive dimensions, variety, and complexity of institutions.
  • Differentiate between licensed facilities and institutions, as well as to comprehend their commonalities
  • Explain the terminology and jargon unique to institutional settings
  • Recognize the various technical areas one encounters during the inspection process
  • Develop an understanding of the basic epidemiology, likely diseases, and disease-prevention protocols common to institutional environments
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 3.00 hour(s) of credit for completing E013: Institutions and Licensed Establishments
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Leon Vinci
Leon F. Vinci, DHA, MPH, BA, RS

Bailus Walker, Jr.
Bailus Walker, Jr., PhD, MPH

Vince Radke
Vince Radke

Jason Kunz
LT. Jasen Kunz, MPH

Available Credit

  • 3.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 3.00 hour(s) of credit for completing E013: Institutions and Licensed Establishments


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System Settings 
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