Course Title: Occupational Hygiene 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Occupational Hygiene 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011

Course Coordinator: Mr Terry Elms

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9070

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

For successful completion of this course students should have passed PUBH1100 Occupational Hygiene 1 or an equivalent course, or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.

Course Description

The focus of Occupational Hygiene 2 is on control of exposure to hazardous agents and conditions using the hierarchy of control. The course develops a critical awareness and appraisal of the various control methods and their application.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On completion of this course a student should be able to:

• Understand the role of occupational hygiene within the field of OHS

• Recognise, evaluate and control workplace hazards

Successful completion of this course will enable the student to:

  • recognise workplace hazards
  • use standards to determine the magnitude of a hazard
  • evaluate the impact of these hazards
  • use monitoring equipment to help assess the level of hazard
  • devise control strategies to minimise exposure to these hazards

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:
• attendance at lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
• completion of tutorial questions and laboratory projects designed to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on student progress and understanding;
• completion of written assignments consisting of numerical and other problems requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter; and
• private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and numerical problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be provided with lists of relevant texts, library resources, including appropriate journals, and freely accessible Internet sites. Other material will be provided in class.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment strategy for this course seeks evidence of a student’s ability to recognise hazards and apply control. This is achieved by case-study reports and class presentations and an end of semester examination.