This course introduces students to the field of occupational hygiene. While this is a specialist field of study and practice in its own right, Workplace health and safety practitioners and professionals rely on their expertise to address a wide range of workplace hazards and risks. Topics covered include key principles, concepts and scope of occupational hygiene and toxicology, occupational hygiene standards, environmental and biological monitoring; controlling airborne gases, vapours and particulate, exhaust ventilation, noise assessment and control, personal protective equipment, and the occupational hygiene survey.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2021
- Semester 2 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesize occupational hygiene and toxicology concepts and principles
2. Demonstrate an understanding of how occupational hygiene standards are set and used in work health and safety.
3. Compare and contrast the roles of environmental and biological monitoring in work health and safety
4. Outline strategies for identifying, assessing and controlling risks associated with airborne gases, vapours and particulates
5. Provide high-level advice on managing and controlling noise and noise-related hazards
6. Discuss how personal protective equipment can be used to reduce risks associated with workplace exposures
7. Explain how occupational hygiene surveys are used to inform work health and safety practice
- Key principles, concepts and scope of occupational hygiene and toxicology
- Occupational hygiene standards
- Environmental and biological monitoring
- Controlling airborne gases, vapours and particulates
- Exhaust ventilation
- Noise assessment and control
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- The Occupational hygiene survey
Quiz: Online Test
Written Assignment: Written Assignment
Formal Examination: Exam
Online 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
On-line learning - Students are required to spend on average 120 - 140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non contact including assessments) per 10 unit course over the semester.
Online 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self directed learning - Students are required to spend on average 120 - 140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non contact including assessments) per 10 unit course over the semester.