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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6358
Tracking Number - 5100

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Remove pre-req's: PHC 6356 1 year college physics Change title to: Physical Agents-Assessment and Control" Change description to: "Presents advanced aspects of recognition, assessment and control of occupational physical agents. This is the synthesis course for industrial hygiene students, and students will apply knowledge of hazards evaluation and control."
Comments: For MSPH - PH: Industrial Hygiene - required. Missing Acct, section type, topics. Emailed 2/11/15. Rec 3/5/15. Course is not repeatable. GC apprd 8/28/15. To USF sys 8/28/15. To SCNS 9/7/15. Approved effective 10/1/15 (Note "C" removed since lecture cour

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-10-15
  2. Department:
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 640200
  5. Contact Person: Bernard, Thomas
  6. Phone: 8139746629
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6358
  10. Full Title: Industrial Hygiene - Physical Agents
  11. Credit Hours: 2
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?:
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Indust Hygiene - Phys Agents
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: PHC 6356
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Recognition, evaluation, and control of physical agents in the workplace.

    Laboratory exercises and field surveys will be conducted in addition to class


  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: existing course - removing pre-req
  26. 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? existing course - removing pre-req
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? existing course - removing pre-req
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Terminal Degree
  29. Objectives: The objective of this course is to introduce students to concepts of physical and biological agents.

    This course meets the following MSPH (Industrial Hygiene) competencies.






    1. Recognize health hazards that cause illness and injury associated

    with occupations

    1 1, 2

    2. Apply basic scientific and engineering principles to anticipate and

    identify actual and potential health hazards in the workplace

    1, 2 1, 2

    3. Interpret literature and incorporate this knowledge into the

    evaluation and management of occupational health hazards

    1, 2, 3 1, 2

    4. Apply the principles of engineering in the design of appropriate

    controls for workplace health hazards

    1, 2, 3 1, 2

    5. Evaluate, use, maintain, and manage the use of appropriate types of

    personal protective equipment for control of worker exposures

    1, 2, 3 1, 2

    8. Communicate verbally and in writing to professional peers, labor,

    management, and diverse community populations, the nature, risks,

    and remediation of occupational health hazards

    1, 2, 3 1, 2

    9. Interpret and assure compliance with applicable government

    regulations and national standards for good work practices related to

    occupational safety and health

    1, 2, 3 1, 2

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to:

    1. Understand the basic rationale for exposure assessment of physical and biological agents

    2. Assess an exposure based on the ACGIH® TLVs® and other relevant occupational exposure


    3. Demonstrate analytical skills

  31. Major Topics: Physical Agents

    Week 1 Introduction and Overview of Physical Agents

    Week 2 Thermal Stress: Heat and Cold Stress

    Week 3 Vibration: Whole Body and Hand-Arm (Segmental)

    Week 4 Noise

    Week 5 Extremely Low Frequency EMF, Radiofrequency and Microwave Radiation

    Week 6 Optical Radiation

    Week 7 Ionizing Radiation

    Week 8 Biological Agents

    Week 9 Discussion of Emerging Issues in Physical and Biological Agents

    Week 10 Class Presentation of Question Package


    Week 11 Overview of Control Schema (Framework)

    Week 12 Whole Body Vibration, Hand-Arm Vibration Controls, Heat Stress, Cold Stress Controls

    Week 13 Chemical Protective Clothing

    Week 14 Control of Biological Agents

    Week 15 Noise Controls – Engineering, Noise Controls – Hearing Protectors

    Week 16 Ionizing & Nonionizing Radiation Controls

    Note – Topics may be blended, and order of delivery may change

  32. Textbooks: BA Plog, ed. Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, 5th ed. National Safety

    Council, 2001

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: SR DiNardi. The Occupational Environment – Its Evaluation and Control, 2nd ed.

    American Industrial Hygiene Association, 1997.

    EH Berger, LH Royster, JD Royster, DP Driscoll, and M Layne, eds. The Noise

    Manual, 5th ed. AIHA, 2003.

    ACGIH. 2010 Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure Indices.

    P. H. Wald and G. M. Stave, ed. Physical and Biological Hazards of the

    Workplace, 2nd ed., New York: Wiley Interscience, 2002.

    Harris, ed. Patty’s Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, 5th ed., 2000.

    NIOSH. Criteria for a Recommended Standard … Occupational Exposure to Hand-Arm Vibration, 1989.

    Pelmear, Taylor, Wasserman. Hand-Arm Vibration, 1992.

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: The grading system is based on completed work.

    F: Failure to attend class

    D: Attend class with no participation in groups or class

    C: Attend class and participate in discussions

    B: Attend class, participate in discussions and participate in at least

    seven group projects.

    A: Attend class, participate in discussions, participate in at least seven

    group projects, and participate in the final group project.

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 1. Homework Assignments: Groups will complete topic-based assignments on controls and present

    those to the class. The product will be discussed between the instructor and the group.

    2. Class Project and Presentation: Class will complete answers to a package of questions and discuss

    those analyses and control approaches with the instructor.

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: There is no opportunity for make-up work due to the participatory nature

    of the group efforts. If you believe that there is an extraordinary

    circumstance, an alternative work product can be negotiated.

  38. Program This Course Supports: MSPH - PIH
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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