51164 Occupational Health & Safety

Course Description

The course is designed to provide students specific Health and Safety topics such as occupational health, occupational hazards & the human body, occupational health risks, management of occupational health hazards, the working environment, personal protection, occupational hygiene, ergonomics, safety and risk management, fitness for work after illness/ injury, emergency management, urban health, school health programs, research methods, and legal studies. Students will also be exposed to relevant domain experts through seminars and through work place site visits.

Learning Objective

  • Upon completion of this course subject, the students should be able to
  • 1. Define the concepts of Occupational Health & Safety
  • 2. Recognize and assess hazards and risks at the workplace
  • 3. Recognize the effects of occupational health on the human body
  • 4. Describe the harmful effects of selected important environmental and workplace hazards on human health
  • 5. Explain principles of toxicology
  • 6. Apply principles of human toxicology to interpret workplace exposures to chemicals and their potential health effects
  • 7. Find and extract information from MSDS and discuss their importance for risk control
  • 8. Explain principles of exposure assessment for physical and ergonomic hazards
  • 9. Apply principles of ergonomic workplace design and demonstrate the use of exposure assessment tools for ergonomic hazards
  • 10. Describe methods for risk reduction & control for chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic hazards
  • 11. Identify the Fitness for work after illness/ injury
  • 12. Recognize and understand the importance of personal protection
  • 13. Understand The working environment
  • 14. Understand the occupational hygiene
  • 15. Recognize and assess the urban Health



Books for this Course

  • Occupational Health & Safety, Mohamed A. M (2013)
  • envirometnal & occupational Healty by wiley.com
  • text book occupational medicine by worldscientific.com

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite