Occupational Health

Course code OHSE2630
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

The course is only offered externally in Singapore.

Availability

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

The 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.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety program.

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Class Test

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 40 hour(s) per Term

Contact hours are not regular or on a weekly basis, since delivery will take place on some week-ends and evenings, ie, there will be some intensive block teaching. Total face to face contact will be 36 - 40 hours.