Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
OfferedAlfred Hospital Second semester 2013 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr D Glass


How to recognise, evaluate and control hazards in workplaces arising from substances, sound, radiation and micro-organisms. Principles and practice of occupational hygiene including the use of simple instruments, ventilation, personal protective equipment and workplace substances laws. Hygienic standards and their various forms and notations. The difficulties of assessing prior exposures for medico-legal and epidemiological purposes


  1. nominate the important hazards and risks to health from work in Australia;
  2. demonstrate fluency with the terminology used to describe chemical, physical and microbiological hazards;
  3. identify common hazards and describe the measurement of exposure from these hazards;
  4. nominate common interventions used to control workplace risks; and
  5. effectively communicate information about occupational hazards and risks.


Multiple choice tests (50%)
Web-based tasks (20%)
Workbook (5%)
Written assignment (25%)

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Contact hours

20 hours contact over 3 days

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