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Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Occupational Health (Distance) (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Occupational Health     Degree: Master of Science Applied

Program Requirements

This program is not accepting applicants for 2013-2014.

Research Project (15 credits)

  • OCCH 699 Project Occupational Health and Safety (15 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : Under supervision, the student will identify an issue relevant to occupational health and report on work accomplished (i) to review the present state of knowledge and (ii) to conduct a survey and make recommendations or to devise a study proposal and to carry out a preliminary feasibility study.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Required Courses (30 credits)

Note: Students must pass the Master's Integrative Examination (OCCH 600) before writing their Project.

Each course has a final (proctored) examination at the end of the term.

  • OCCH 600 Master's Integrative Exam

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • OCCH 602 Occupational Health Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : This course analyzes the functions, structure and organization of occupational health programs and services.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Stephen Martin (Fall)

  • OCCH 603 Work and Environment Epidemiology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : This course provides students with basic knowledge of epidemiology and statistics as applied to occupational health.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • OCCH 604 Monitoring Occupational Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : Principles and practices of environmental and biological monitoring of workplace hazards are addressed. Familiarization with instrumentation and calibration procedures is undertaken. Students learn to identify workplace health hazards, develop effective sampling strategies, use industrial hygiene equipment and interpret results of exposure measurements.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jean-Pierre Gauvin (Fall) Jean-Pierre Gauvin (Winter)

  • OCCH 608 Biological Hazards (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : Biological hazards and infectious diseases susceptible of being acquired at work and the several preventive and protective measures to be put in place, including airborne, foodborne, vectorborne infectious diseases, bioterrorism, and mold.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Pierre Robillard (Winter)

  • OCCH 612 Principles of Toxicology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : General principles of toxicology, routes of toxicant entry, human organs as targets of toxic action, adverse effects, time-course of reactions to toxicants. Risk assessment techniques, in vivo-in vitro toxicity models, links between human population observations and animal, cellular and biochemical models.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Paul Heroux (Fall)

  • OCCH 615 Occupational Safety Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : Principles of safety and loss prevention; incident investigations and analyses, occupational safety management tools; loss recognition; safety standards, guidelines and legislation. Selected topics include: fire prevention; workshop, tool and machine safety; fall protection; laboratory safety; confined space entry; safe work permit systems; and materials handling.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Wayne D Wood (Winter)

  • OCCH 616 Occupational Hygiene (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : An introduction to the principles and practices of industrial hygiene designed to provide the students with the knowledge required to identify health and safety hazards in the workplace.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jean-Pierre Gauvin (Fall)

  • OCCH 617 Occupational Diseases (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : Review of occupational health problems structured around target organs: respiratory, musculo-skeletal, skin, cardiovascular, mental disorders and aggressive agents: trauma, physical agents, solvents and metals and infectious agents. Also covered are occupational cancer, conditions associated with hypo-and hyperbaric environments, mutagenicity, teratogenicity and reproduction disorders, pre-employment, period examination and medical activities in the workplace.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Stephen Martin (Winter)

  • OCCH 624 Social and Behavioural Aspects - Occupational Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : This course explores the social science of occupational health practice, and describes influences on that practice of recent political, social and economic changes in the workforce and at the workplace; the theory of health promotion; management skills; and evaluation methods.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • OCCH 625 Work and Environment Epidemiology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : Combined with OCCH 608 to prepare students to evaluate the relations between exposure to workplace contaminants and health. The course involves the multidisciplinary analysis of four problems: Work-related cancer; Musculo-skeletal problems; Biological hazards; Chemical intoxication.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • OCCH 626 Basics: Physical Health Hazards (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : Basics of hearing conservation, health effects of electromagnetism, ionizing radiation safety and ventilation controls. For each of these agents, basic properties, mechanisms of action, health effects, engineering control methods, exposure standards and safety measures are studied. Basic ventilation strategies for industry are also covered.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • OCCH 627 Work Physiology and Ergonomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : Provide students with basic knowledge of physiological and psychological work requirements, ergonomic approach to work-related health problems and application of this type of approach to preventive and corrective measures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • OCCH 630 Occupational Diseases for OHNS (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : Designed to meet independent and specific needs of occupational health nurses, it examines potential pathologies in the workplace, and subsequent disease outcomes. Focus is on an evidence-based approach to assessment, nursing diagnosis, appropriate interventions in the identification, management of occupational diseases. Worker screening strategies and disease prevention activities are introduced.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • OCCH 635 Environmental Risks to Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : Focuses on pathways of exposure from industry to non working populations, on measurement of exposure and observation of effects, modelling and prediction of effects. Identifying, assessing and adapting existing data to predict effects given new exposures is a major theme. Spatial analysis, risk communication and disaster response are covered, too.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

On-campus practicum may be held at the discretion of each professor. These sessions are held in Montreal on the McGill University campus. Their aim is to offer students additional specific learning activities. Participation in the practicum is an essential component of the program.

Faculty of Medicine—2013-2014 (last updated Jul. 30, 2013) (disclaimer)