Occupational Medicine (OMED)


OMED 524. Foundations of Occupational Health and Safety. 4 Units.

Provides a framework and fundamental knowledge and skills needed for identification and assessment of hazards in the work environment and for evaluation of the magnitude of risks. Focuses on the practical and applied evaluation of hazards and risks in the occupational environment and on identification of possible causes. Chemical, physical and biological agents of disease. Basic principles of toxicology and risk assessment for occupational exposures. Patient history and differential diagnosis principles and the use of technology.
Prerequisite: completion of 1st year in MPH/MS; accepted into DrPH or PhD; 2nd year NP/DNP Nursing; 2nd year DPT or MPA; PG-1 Residents; 3rd or 4th year Medical Students.

OMED 525. Clinical Toxicology and Occupational Health Disorders. 4 Units.

Focuses on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of adverse effects due to occupational and environmental toxicants and biological and physical agents. Covers exposures common to occupational settings. Includes exposure assessment to toxic agents, signs and symptoms of exposure, clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention. Focuses on advance application of the principles of human toxicology and risk assessment and gaining the skills to apply knowledge to the practice of occupational and environmental medicine. Provides knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to carry out specialist assessment and management of occupational hazards to health in a range of working environments, emphasizing differential diagnosis.
Prerequisite: OMED 524.

OMED 526. Occupational Health and Safety Law and Ethics. 4 Units.

Provides student sufficient knowledge of occupational health law and ethical issues to be able to advise effectively across the spectrum of stakeholders (employers, colleagues, etc.). Applies advanced knowledge and skills in understanding and navigating the regulatory framework in managing the health of a worker population. Focuses on the practical use of advanced applied epidemiology (to include acute and chronic disease), surveillance and protection programs, clinical preventive services, and risk/hazard control and communication. Covers reporting and program compliance.
Prerequisite: OMED 524.