Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Earth and Environment Sc Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

4 Contact hours

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Intrasemester and End of Semester assessment: including examination(s).

Course coordinator

Cassie Madigan (c.madigan1@uq.edu.au)

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

This course examines the epidemiology and aetiology of workplace induced illness and preventative measures, including the role of occupational health services, designed to eliminate or minimise illness. The course focuses on the impacts of work and the work environment on the human body. The teaching approach will utilise lectures, case studies and scenario based learning to examine the health impacts on bodily systems and functions including: the respiratory, reproductive, sensory, nervous, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and renal systems, hepatic function and metabolism. Occupational infections and occupationally derived cancers will also be discussed. The role of chemicals in the development of occupational illness and disease will be discussed within the framework of the basic principles of toxicology.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile