Principles of Industrial Hygiene OpenCourseWare: Johns Hopkins University's Free Undergraduate Course on the Study of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health

Published Dec 17, 2008

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Learn the tasks of industrial hygienists and how they determine health risks through this free OpenCourseWare offered by Johns Hopkins University. 'Principles of Industrial Hygiene' will introduce you to the basics of a career in industrial hygiene and show how industrial hygienists assess the disease risks associated with a variety of industrial activities. This course is ideal for undergraduate students studying Industrial Hygiene or those who are part of a healthcare degree program and would like an understanding of industrial hygiene.

Principles of Industrial Hygiene: Course Specifics

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Principles of Industrial Hygiene: Course Description

The longer a person is exposed to a contaminant, the faster related diseases develop. Industrial hygienists identify vectors that can cause death and disease and determine the risk they pose. This free OpenCourseWare provided by the Johns Hopkins University's School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, uncovers the process of identifying a risk factor and determining the likelihood of disease transmission and possible prevention methods. Students study ethical issues surrounding industrial hygiene, including the necessity of alerting the proper authorities to the dangers of a work area as well as the potential for disease. Patrick Breysse, Ph.D., C.I.H. and Peter S.J. Lees, Ph.D., C.I.H., teach this course through Johns Hopkins University about occupational and environmental health.

This OpenCourseWare provides free lectures, notes and study materials. To take this course, visit the principles of industrial hygiene course page.

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