OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH Syllabus

188.681.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 4th Term | 5 Credit(s)
W 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Jacqueline Agnew
    Peter Lees
  • Course Learning Objectives

    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
  • Course 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.
  • Intended Audience
    Students who have taken 188.680, 187.610 and 182.625
  • 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.
  • Prerequisites
    188.680, 187.610 and 182.625 are recommended.
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.