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Illustrates some aspects of the structure and function of the human body and goes on to look at the way hazards in the workplace can affect the body (diseases and injuries). It includes an introduction to the health services required to address these problems and the particular problem faced by certain groups of workers.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Health Sciences|
Semester 1 - 2014
By the end of this course, students should be able to: 1. discuss in general terms the main occupational health problems associated with the major body systems, their nature, relationship to work exposures and prevention; 2. discuss the provision, organisation and limitations of occupational health services; and 3. locate and assess the literature on occupational diseases and related conditions.
The topics covered in this course are: - the relationship between health and work - general overview of the functioning of the body - occupational skin disease - the liver and work - occupational lung disease - the blood - work and the nervous system - occupational hearing loss - eyes and eye injuries - cardiovascular system - musculoskeletal system - work and the reproductive system - hot working conditions - cancer and work - infectious hazards in the workplace - shiftwork - aspects of psychiatry in the workplace - absence from work - occupational health services - examining healthy people - pre-employment examinations - workers compensation - occupational rehabilitation - women in the workplace.
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for OHSE6010|