Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for NOISE AND OTHER PHYSICAL AGENTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT (182.637.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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.
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
Wed Fri 1:30 PM to 3:20 PM
College chemistry and physics, or consent of instructor.
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on exams and quizzes.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade