Toxicology and Occupational Hygiene

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Australian Catholic University
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About this unit

This online Toxicology and Occupational Hygiene unit from Open Universities Australia and Australian Catholic University focuses on the sources of adverse effects on health and environment.

At the completion of this unit, you?will understand occupational hygiene and toxicology concepts including workplace hazards.

You will also understand dose response, the uses and limitations of exposure standards, and be able to interpret occupational hygiene and toxicology data.

Key learning outcomes also include the ability to conduct occupational hygiene and toxicology assessments, as well as analyse OHSW toxicology/occupational issues relevant to your background or work experience.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any unit deemed academically equivalent.

To be eligible for this unit, you must have completed the following unit:

  • Principles of OHSE Management

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Occupational Heatlh, Safety and Environmental Management

Areas of study

In this Toxicology and Occupational Hygiene unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to chemistry
  • Organic chemistry and biochemistry
  • Introduction to toxicology
  • Atmospheric contaminants
  • The dose response relationship
  • The exposure standard
  • Disposition and biotransformation
  • Effects of hazardous chemicals
  • Workplace assessments for hazardous chemicals
  • Sampling and monitoring for atmospheric contaminants
  • Conducting a workplace assessment for chemical exposures
  • Management systems for controlling hazardous chemicals

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management, Australian Catholic University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Students who complete this unit will have the skills to assess impacts of adverse effects on health and environment within organisations, and also understand the inter-relationships of these effects on workplace interaction, work systems, environment and people control within OHSE.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Toxicology and Occupational Hygiene from Australian Catholic University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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Principles of Occupational Health and Safety

This online unit, titled Principles of Occupational Health and Safety is delivered by Australian Catholic University and introduces you to current OH&S legislation. You will cover hazard awareness, risk assessment and management, auditing and emergency planning – aspects that are crucial for any OH&S manager
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Principles of OHSE Management

Principles of OHSE Management is an introductory unit into the administration and supervision of occupational health, safety and environmental issues in the workplace.
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