Occupational Health

Course code OHSE2630Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

The course is only offered externally in Singapore.
Provides students with an understanding of the occupationally induced injuries and diseases affecting each body system. Through the study of occupational disease and the occupational effects on specific organ systems (such as respiratory disease, cancer, stress, back problems), students will gain an appreciation of the OHS problems of specific groups of workers.

Available in 2015

UoN SingaporeTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the common and important occupational diseases of the major body systems, their nature, relationship to work exposures and prevention.
2. Locate and assess the literature on occupational diseases and related conditions.
ContentThe course aims to cover many of the "health" aspects of occupational health and safety. It details some of the effects that work may have on human health, by looking at various systems of the body, their common or important disease process and the effects of work on them. It also considers the health effects of some specific agents. In this course students will also have the opportunity to look critically at some research behind occupational health problems.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMeets objectives 1 and 2
Examination: FormalMeets objectives 1
Other: (please specify)Test - Meets objectives 1
Contact HoursLecture: for 40 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental & Occupational Health and Safety program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for OHSE2630