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Courses - Spring 2024
MIEH
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
Open Seats as of
02/24/2024 at 10:30 PM
MIEH480
Introduction to Occupational Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MIEH300 and EPIB301.
Recommended: BSCI201.
Work, the way it is organized, and the workplace environment has an impact on public health and workers' and their families' physical and psychological health. The course introduces students to the field of occupational health and safety, and ensures that workers' health is considered in all public health practice and policy. Basic concepts in occupational safety and health are discussed, as well as methods to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace. In addition to instructor-led lectures, guest speakers will be invited to discuss case studies and/or discuss workplace hazards unique to specific populations.