Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

OESM 104 - Occupational-Related Diseases (3)

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; "C" or higher in MATH 25, OR Placement in MATH 100/103/115

Basic information on major occupational diseases, how toxic materials and harmful physical agents aff ect the body, and methods of prevention. The course will cover required occupational health program and other related laws and regulations. Required for OESM majors.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of OESM 104, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss functions of various governmental agencies involved in workplace health and safety
  • Explain epidemiological study methods
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of certain epidemiological study designs
  • Calculate various rates used to measure workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Interpret data on frequency and distribution of occupational diseases
  • Discuss relevant human anatomy and physiology topics
  • Discuss relevant toxicological topics
  • Define/classify chemical & physical agents based on their adverse health effects
  • Identify specific hazards causing major occupational diseases in USA
  • Describe common symptoms of major occupational diseases
  • Explain etiology of diseases and the body's defense mechanisms
  • Describe control methods to prevent workers' overexposure
  • Discuss effective medical surveillance methods
  • Analyze a given scenario to determine causes and controls of work-related illnesses
  • Discuss relevant HIOSH regulations
  • Apply HIOSH regulations to a given scenario
  • Design an epidemiological study based on a given scenario

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