Hygiene and Toxicology II
Enhances the knowledge and skills acquired in Hygiene & Toxicology I and relates them to the practice of occupational and environmental hygiene in the field, to the toxicological evaluation of chemicals and to hazardous substances risk assessment.
- Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
1. Conduct and report on a dust and noise survey;
2. Discuss the classification of toxicity with reference to international harmonisation of labeling of hazardous substances;
3. Discuss the scientific, social and ethical issues in risk assessment;
4. Review scientific data used in setting hygiene standards;
5. Conduct hazardous substances risk assessments.
6. Work effectively as part of a team or group to achieve a shared goal.
- Overview of occupational hygiene principles and practice.
- Review of methods of surveying of air contaminants and noise.
- Sampling strategies in environmental and occupational hygiene.
- Review of analytical techniques in hygiene.
- Occupational and environmental hygiene field surveys.
- Classifying toxic substances.
- Occupational carcinogens: risk assessment.
- Researching and reviewing occupational exposure standards.
- Exercises in hazardous substance risk assessment.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of OHSE2640
Presentation: Team Essay / Written Assignment Presentation - Group Hygiene Survey
Formal Examination: Examination: Formal
Presentation: Essay / Written Assignment Group Presentation
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 40 hours.