OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH I Syllabus

182.620.19 | AY 2013-2014 - Winter I Term | 2 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Practice in collaboration with other disciplines within the field of occupational health.
    • 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 workplace in the next decade. Student evaluation based on attendance (particularly site visits), class participation, an oral team presentation, and a written individual report. This course is part of a sequence of two courses (OH I and II). OH II is a companion course that will contain additional site visits and lectures.

  • Intended Audience

    Students enrolled in the part-time/online MSPH in OEH

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Oral team presentation and written individual report

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    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 Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.