Courses Offered in 2016-2017

Environmental & Occupational Health Courses

This course is designed to provide a general understanding of how the environmental factors affect human health and what we can do to prevent negative impacts. It examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control of the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries.

A basic course for students intending to study in any discipline of occupational health sciences. Basic principles in the practice of occupational health and hygiene will be introduced. Other topics include applied toxicology, physical hazards, chemical hazards, biological hazards, ergonomics and occupational psychology.

This course introduces the current state of knowledge in the key areas in which air pollutants impact on the health of the general population. Health effects of particulate matter (PM), work related air pollutants, and the process of setting air quality standard will be introduced.

This course provides students with an understanding of the role and scope of health risk assessment, the application of toxicology, epidemiology, exposure assessment and environmental monitoring in risk assessment, risk characterization and risk management.

This module builds upon the principles taught in OENV 5010 (Environmental Risk Assessment). The course gives students basic knowledge of the frameworks used for risk reduction and the protection of human health from chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic hazards. Students will be exposed to environmental risk communication frameworks and practical guidance on report writing for stakeholders and for future policy formulation.

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