Courses

Fall 2018

Timetable

OCCH 602 Occupational Health Practice

Instructor TBC

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

Academic credits: 3

OCCH 612 Principles of Toxicology

paul.heroux [at] mcgill.ca (Dr. P. Heroux)

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.

Academic credits: 3

OCCH 616 Occupational Hygiene

jean-pierre.gauvin [at] mcgill.ca (Dr. J-P. Gauvin)

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.

Academic credits: 3

EPIB 507 Biostatistics for Health Professionals

Instructor TBC

Basic principles of statistical inference applicable to clinical, epidemiologic, and other health research. Topics include: methods of describing data, statistical inference for means, statistical inference for proportions, non-parametric statistics, correlation and introduction to linear regression.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor

Restriction(s): Restricted to students registered in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Human Nutrition, Medical Residents, and Clinical Fellows.

NOTES: Medical Residents & Clinical Fellows can register for this course only during the Summer term.

Course not opened to students registered in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics programs.

Academic Credits: 3

EPIB 601-002 Fundamentals of Epidemiology

Instructor TBC

This course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to modern epidemiologic concepts and methods. It is designed for graduate students in the MSc and PhD degree programs of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. This course provides, at the graduate level, fundamental concepts, principles, and methods of epidemiologic research and study design. Topics include definitions, measures of disease frequency and effect, epidemiologic study designs, biases and confounding. In addition to lectures, students will participate in a practicum/laboratory session where they will engage in case studies, group discussions, journal article appraisals, and work on problem sets, quizzes, and lab exercises. The companion courses, 602 and 603, will cover other introductory topics in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in PPHS 602 for students in Epidemiology and Public Health programs.

Academic Credits: 3

 

Winter 2019

Timetable

OCCH 604 Monitoring Occupational Environment

jean-pierre.gauvin [at] mcgill.ca (Dr. J-P. Gauvin)

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.

Academic credits: 3

OCCH 605 Physical Health Hazards

paul.heroux [at] mcgill.ca (Dr. P. Héroux) | jean-pierre.gauvin [at] mcgill.ca (J-P. Gauvin) | aturcotte [at] beaulier.qc.ca (A. Turcotte)

Occupational Health & Hygiene : Properties, mechanisms of action and health effects of physical agents in the workplace and in the general environment: electromagnetic risks, noise and vibration, ionizing radiation, ventilation and thermal environment. Administrative, engineering and medical control methods, exposure standards and safety measures for these agents.

Academic credits: 6

OCCH 608 Biological Hazards

therese.bouchez [at] gmail.com (T. Bouchez)

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.

Academic credits: 3

OCCH 615 Occupational Safety Practice

wayne.wood [at] mcgill.ca (W. Wood)

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.

Academic credits: 3