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188.681.11 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 5 credits
Contact: Peter Lees
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:
Description:

Lectures, discussions, and visits to various industrial sites present approaches to evaluating the industrial environment, including industrial process, hazards, organization, and management structure. Stresses the importance of interdisciplinary cooperation in the development of occupational health programs, with reference to the U.S. workplace in the next decade.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Practice in collaboration with other disciplines within the field of occupational practice
Evaluate the industrial environment, including industrial processes, hazards, labor issues, and corporate structure in the context of worker health and safety
Analyze examples of workplace and other environmental exposures in the context of regulations, laws, and policies
Formulate a program and a feasible implementation plan to control occupational health hazards
Recommend risk management approaches, including regulatory, engineering, and behavioral/risk communication options
Assess the effectiveness of interventions that have been instituted to modify risks associated with workplace and other environmental hazards

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on attendance (particularly site visits), class participation, and presentation of an oral team presentation and a written individual report.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/09/2014 - Fri 06/20/2014
  • June 9-20, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Monday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Thursday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Friday 8:30 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Consent required for all students

For consent, contact: plees@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

188.680, 187.610 and 182.625 are recommended.

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: Every Other Year
Next Offered: 2014-2015