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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6358C

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Current Status: -
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): PHC 6358 Change course name FROM "Industrial Hygiene – Physical Agents" TO "Physical Agents - Assessment and Control". Change course 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 hazard evaluation and control." This reflects how course is currently taught.

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5123 2014-10-22
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Steve Mlynarek 8139746628

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6358C Physical Agents – Assessment and Control

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Physical Agents
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0




    Course Description

    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 hazard evaluation and control.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed to compete with national trends

    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?

    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.)

    PhD, and experience in the field of industrial hygiene.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The objective of this course is to introduce students to the assessment and control of physical agents.

    Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Understand and use the basic rationale for physical agent exposure assessment.

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


    3. Demonstrate analytical skills

    4. Understand and use a basic scheme for controls that includes general and job-specific controls

    5. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the degree of hazard and selection of controls across physical


    6. Demonstrate the ability to trade-off the mixture of controls that are necessary in the practice of

    industrial hygiene

    7. Demonstrate the ability to seek information on controls available in the literature and from


    B. Learning Outcomes

    C. 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

    D. Textbooks

    BA Plog, ed. Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, current edition.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MSPH in Industrial Hygiene

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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