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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6350

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-02-26
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): change course title to 'Occupational Toxicology and Risk Assessment' to better reflect course content
Comments: to GC 10/31/12 - Change title only. Needed learning outcomes. Faculty provded. - ready to re-review 12/4/12. GC approved 1/28/13. to USF Sys 1/28/13; to SCNS 2/5/13. Approved effective 4/1/13


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2966 2012-10-11
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    EOH PH 640200
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    r. harbison 8139743467 rharbiso@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6350 Occupational Health Risk Assessment

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Occ Tox and Risk Assess
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    none

    Corequisites

    none

    Course Description

    A study of methods for assessing potential hazards associated with occupational health environments. Evaluation of techniques for the development of comparative rankings of problem areas.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    the course already exists. just seeking name change.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    1 year experience in addition to a doctorate


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

    1. Evaluate exposure assessment information for workplace safety.

    2. Appraise the role of Public Health professionals in occupational health risk assessment.

    3. Assess biological monitoring information to aid in workplace risk management.

    4. Evaluate and identify chemical induced organ damage and mechanisms of actions.

    5. Categorize chemical compounds that have been used in industrial and occupational settings as to their relevance to human health.

    6. Analyze the role of risk analysis in preventing exposure to industrial toxicants as a tool in risk management.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Define Toxicity Assessment and outline the process to evaluate workplace exposures

    2. Determine and evaluate the roles of the individual steps within the Toxicity Assessment process in the workplace.

    3. Compare and contrast the Toxicity Assessment methods for carcinogens and noncarcinogens for occupational exposures.

    4. Examine the role of various governmental regulatory agencies and the information that each contribute to Toxicity Assessment.

    5. Describe the concepts and principles involved with Toxicity Assessment. (For example, NOAEL, LOAEL, RfD, slope factor, etc.)

    C. Major Topics

    Introductions and Introduction to Occupational Risk Assessment

    Metals and Metalloids: Exposure Risk and Workplace Hazards

    Metals and Metalloids: Exposure Risk and Workplace Hazards

    Chemical Compounds I: Risks and Workplace Hazards

    Chemical Compounds I: Risks and Workplace Hazards

    Chemical Compounds II: Risks and Workplace Hazards

    Chemical Compounds II: Risks and Workplace Hazards

    Organic High Polymers: Uses and Hazards

    Pesticides: Applications and Risks

    Physical Agents

    Dusts: Risk and Management

    Space Operations

    Cancer and Reproductive Workplace Risks

    D. Textbooks

    Hamilton and Hardyís Industrial Toxicology. (5th ed.) Provided online through weekly reading assignments.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Hamilton and Hardyís Industrial Toxicology. (5th ed.) Provided online through weekly reading assignments. No other purchases necessary.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Weekly Assignments 20%

    Presentation Project 20%

    Midterm Exam 30%

    Final Exam 30%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    1. Weekly Assignments: Weekly assignments in the form of submitted written assignments or asynchronous discussion postings will constitute 20% of the final grade. Weekly assignments are evaluated on accuracy, clarity, and completeness.

    2. Midterm Examination: The midterm examination will consist of short answer/essay questions covering material reviewed during the first half of the course. Students will have one week to download, complete, and submit this exam. The exam is evaluated on accuracy, clarity, and completeness. The midterm exam constitutes 30% of the final grade.

    3. Final Examination: The final examination will consist of short answer/essay questions covering material reviewed during the course, with emphasis on the second half of the course. Students will have one week to download, complete, and submit this exam. The exam is evaluated on accuracy, clarity, and completeness. The midterm exam constitutes 30% of the final grade.

    4. Presentation Project: A final powerpoint presentation will be submitted regarding a toxicological hazard in an occupational setting. The presentation will cover the presence of the selected agent in industry, exposure routes of the hazard, toxicology of the hazard, prevention measures to control the hazard, and the regulatory information relevant to the hazard. Presentation grades will be evaluated on accuracy, clarity, and completeness; your grade will benefit from effective use of language and visual aids to communicate your points. The presentation project constitutes 20% of the final grade.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Students are expected to log into Blackboard on a weekly basis to review materials and complete assignments. Students must check the email account associated with their Blackboard account each week of the course as this is how instructors will notify students of important announcements or course related issues. Failure to do so may negatively impact a studentís grade if issues concerning an assignment or an exam are not resolved through email communication.See Institutional Policies section for Emergency Preparedness for Academic Continuity.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    All assignments must be submitted on time, through the Blackboard system in order to be considered for grading. Assignments, presentations, and exams are not to be sent via email

    The USF College of Public Health expects students to maintain academic honesty in all courses. By virtue of being registered in an public health course, students agree to refrain from cheating. If cheating in any form (academic dishonesty) is detected, appropriate action will be taken. (Refer to USF Academic Dishonesty Policy).

    Undergraduate:

    http://www.ugs.usf.edu/pdf/cat1011/2010-2011DRAFT.pdf#page=61

    Graduate:

    http://www.grad.usf.edu/inc/linked-files/USF_Grad_Catalog_2010_2011.pdf#page=42

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Toxicology and Risk Assessment


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Environmental and Occupational Health



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