This free online course provides an introduction to occupational health – a part of public health that is neglected in many developing countries, where industrial activity is increasing, but the health and safety of workers are hardly discussed. Enroll in Occupational Health in Developing Countries to learn how occupational health can reduce illnesses or injuries caused by working conditions.
Occupational Health in Developing Countries Course Content
This course looks at the interaction between the actors within occupational health, including employers, employees, health and safety personnel, occupational health services, occupational health clinics and the Labor Inspection.
The course includes the following topics:
- Fundamental concepts of occupational health;
- Tasks and structure of occupational health services;
- Most important risk factors for illness and injuries at workplaces globally;
- Major occupational diseases;
- Different steps in risk assessment at the workplace;
- Association between workplace exposure and health effects;
- Main steps in preventing exposure to health hazards in the work environment.
You will also reflect on occupational health from a global perspective and know how to work on the issue in a low-income setting.
Summary of Main Course Features
- Educators: Bente Elisabeth Moen, Gro Tjalvin, Magne Bråtveit, and Ole Jacob Møllerløkken
- Published by: University of Bergen
- Duration: 7 weeks at 4 hours per week
- Starts March 7, 2016