About The Course
Welcome Message

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.

Course 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.

Course Learning Objectives

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

Course Time

Wed Fri   1:30 PM to 3:20 PM


College chemistry and physics, or consent of instructor.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on exams and quizzes.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade