OVERVIEW OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH. Dr. Ardini S Raksanagara,dr.,MPH Sri Yusnita Irda Sari, dr., MSc Public Health Department Faculty of Medicine. COURSE: Occupational Health. NUMBER OF CREDIT : 2 SCU ALLOCATED TIME : 14 sessions x 50 minutes SEMESTER : I V COURSE DECRIPTION :
Dr. Ardini S Raksanagara,dr.,MPH
Sri Yusnita Irda Sari, dr., MSc
Public Health Department
Faculty of Medicine
NUMBER OF CREDIT : 2 SCU
ALLOCATED TIME : 14 sessions x 50 minutes
SEMESTER : IV
COURSE DECRIPTION :
The subject covers basic concept of occupational health. This course will cover learning subjects Occupational Health e.g. Introduction to Occupational Health, Workplace Hazard and Occupational Diseases.
This course in occupational health is designed to develop an
awareness and understanding of concept in occupational health
After completing this course the students will able to:
MEDIA : multimedia
FORMAT OF THE COURSE
The course of Occupational Health is presented in 14 sessions.
There are required readings for each session and it might be useful to read it before beginning the course.
Assessment is to be as follows:
The major goals are: learning and understanding the occupational health concepts
This course is designed to introduce the scientific basis of occupational health, especially the relevant principles and concepts of workplace hazards, toxicology and ergonomics.
The nature of common occupational health hazards and their effect upon the human body are examined. Examples of common protective measures and controls are also reviewed.
The student will be able :
to understand and describe Occupational health problems (C2)
Occupational Medicine :
-a branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and treatment of occupational diseases
- is primarily a branch of preventive medicine, with some therapeutic functions
The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, and Regulations require everyone in the workplace to work together to identify and control health and safety hazards.
is a specialization in Health Science with its practice with the aim for workers to achieve the highest degree of health, physically, mentally and socially with preventive and curative measure against diseases or illnesses caused by work factors or work environment, or common diseases.
the protection and promotion of the of workers by preventing and controlling occupational diseases and accidents and by eliminating occupational factors and conditions hazardous to health and safety at work
1.Concern with People
2.Concern with Medical Problems
Occupational hygiene is the applied science concerned with identification, measurement, appraisal of risk and control to acceptable standards of physical, chemical and biological factors arising in or from the workplace which may affect the health or well-being of those at work or in the community
An occupational health and safety program is a specific plan of action to prevent workplace accidents, injuries and occupational diseases.
The program is a framework for all occupational health and safety activities, plans and procedures at the place of employment.
Factors related to work productivity:
2.Work Related diseases
5.Planning and designing the relationships between people and machines
6.Mental or psychological condition