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182.637.01 NOISE AND OTHER PHYSICAL AGENTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:
Description:

Discusses noise-related topics, such as physics of noise propagation and control, noise measurement, hearing physiology, and noise-induced hearing loss, and covers non-ionizing radiation lasers, heat and cold stress, and vibration.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the components of an acceptable hearing conservation program
Define the mechanisms by which noise induces hearing loss
Calculate noise exposure metrics and compare them to acceptable exposure criteria
Operate a sound level meters noise dosimeters
Define hazard classification system for laser safety programs
Assess the acceptability of exposures to radiofrequency non-ionizing radiation
Describe basic radiation health concepts and methods for detecting ionizing radiation
Assess occupational heat stress risk

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on exams and quizzes.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 3:20
  • Friday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

College chemistry and physics, or consent of instructor.

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail