Joel D. Kaufman
ENV H 596
Interdisciplinary seminar on current and emerging topics in the practice of environmental and occupational health. Faculty- and student-led presentations with an interdisciplinary focus, including occupational hygiene, nursing, and medical issues. Prerequisite: environmental health graduate student, occupational health nursing student, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with NURS 580; AWSp.
Practical approach to occupational and environmental health problems faced by specialists. The course is on a six-quarter cycle over two academic years:
Quarter 1 Population-based surveillance and management issues in occupational/environmental health (Kaufman) Quarter 2 Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Framework for occupational/environmental health (Kaufman) Quarter 3 Musculoskeletal Disorders and Clinical Ergonomics (Johnson and Spector)
Quarter 4 Case-based management issues in occupational health (Kaufman) Quarter 5 Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disorders (Vedal) Quarter 6 Physical and Biological Hazards in occupational environmental health (Kaufman)
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Seminar-style, with combination of faculty presentations, student presentations (often in groups), and guest speakers. Some course will be structured as journal clubs. Some discussions will be centered on case presentations.
Some background in either occupational hygiene, occupational/environmental or preventive medicine, nursing, toxicology, or epidemiology
Class assignments and grading
Preparing at least one class presentation. When assigned, reading materials in advance.
Quality of class presentation; participation in discussions; preparation for class.