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182.637.81 NOISE AND OTHER PHYSICAL AGENTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
Description:

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

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 sound level meters and noise dosimeters
Define the 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: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 50
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail