Occupational Health is taught every fall. This course is an introduction to occupational safety and health for graduate students in a wide array of disciplines. It meets twice per week and typically has three exams (in class) and a multi-disciplinary project requiring interaction between students in degree programs different from one another. This project has included a field visit with completion of Preliminary Hazard Assessment and, more recently, a literature search project investigating historical occupational health case studies with a comparison to current occupational health practices and risks.
The goals of the literature search project are to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding the history of a classic case study in occupational health,
- To demonstrate an ability to identify resources to synthesize exposure-risk outcome,
- To demonstrate knowledge of clinical assessments of a particular occupational health disease, and
- To demonstrate working knowledge of reliable literature and databases to identify modern-day risks of current exposures.
Students, in teams, are expected to apply information learned in the class to assessing health risks in a modern occupational setting. Team members are expected to contribute their program-area focus expertise on addressing the components of their paper.
An example syllabus is provided: OEH 5620-OccHealth_syllabus_generic.docx