OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NURSING Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Examine the elements of an occupational and environmental health program and the role of the nurse as a member of the health and safety team
- Analyze the impact of occupational and environmental exposures on the development of acute and chronic health effects in the worker
- Define the role of the nurse in the prevention and management of occupational and non-occupational disease, disability and injury
- Apply the nursing process in the completion of a written workplace assessment designed to evaluate health and safety
- Identify the professional standards and ethical issues in the delivery of occupational health
Focuses on occupational and environmental health and the role of the nurse in these settings. Emphasizes the interaction of the worker with his/her work place and the maintenance of health and prevention of disease. Seminars and directed reading focus on approaches to recognizing and preventing occupational and environmental disease, selected hazardous exposures and their health effects, and the components of an occupational health program. A field trip to a local industry provides an opportunity to participate in a plant walk-through and to complete a written work place assessment that incorporates the nursing process.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation is based on a paper/work place assessment.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.