Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology II

Course code OHSE3110Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Enhances the knowledge and skills acquired in OHSE 2110: Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology 1 and relates them to the practice of occupational hygiene in the field, to the toxicological evaluation of chemicals and to hazardous substances risk assessment.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesBy the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Devise a strategy for conducting a hygiene survey and use correctly a range of sampling and analytical instrumentation for the assessment of the occupational environment.
2. Make recommendations for appropriate control strategies for environmental pollutants.
3. Evaluate toxicological data for the assessment of risk and the establishment of appropriate hygiene standards.
Content- Overview of occupational hygiene principles and practice.
- Review of methods of surveying of air contaminants and noise.
- Sampling strategies in occupational hygiene.
- Review of analytical techniques in occupational hygiene.
- Occupational hygiene field surveys.
- Classifying toxic substances.
- Occupational carcinogens: risk assessment.
- Seminars reviewing occupational exposure standards.
- Exercises in hazardous substance risk assessment.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeOHSE2110 Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology I
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment 1
Assessment 2
Examination: Take Home
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 120 hour(s) per Term for Full Term