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Occupational Diseases OCHS 4360

Occupational Health and Safety Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Provides an overview of occupational diseases and their causes, prevalence, and prevention. Occupational health is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to the recognition, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of work-related diseases and injuries. One module introduces how to set up and lead an occupational health program. Discusses respiratory, skin, liver, and kidney disorders. Explores occupational diseases of the nervous system and reproductive system, as well as those related to biological and physical agent exposures. A module on occupational cancer addresses this timely and controversial workplace concern.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$188.32 - $620.00 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are two offerings of OCHS 4360 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 50744

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 50744
  • $607.78
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 24 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Bobby Sidhu

Course outline

View

Cost

$607.78

Important information
  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. REGISTER ONLY IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE PREREQUISITE: OCHS 4320. ***** This Distance Education course is delivered through a combination of: PRINT (Course Materials) + ONLINE - including online exams. Internet access is required. To be successful, plan to spend 8-12 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 4360 - Spring Term - Course Information from BCIT”. Ensure you have an active e-mail address on file with BCIT so you don't miss this important e-mail. PRINT COURSE MATERIALS / BOOKSTORE: The above price is for tuition only. The course materials (Course Manual + Textbook) are additional. Place your order with the BCIT Bookstore online at www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ or by phone at 604-432-8379 / 1-877-333-8379 (option 3) - on or after July 18. ONLINE COMPONENT: Accessible the morning of April 4 - and includes the: Course Outline, Course Study Guide, Assignment Package, module Self-Tests, and MidTerm/Final Exams. Login via The Learning Hub at: learn.bcit.ca. SPONSORED STUDENTS: Information is available on the BCIT website. For course registration: www.bcit.ca/admission/fees/sponsorship.shtml. For course materials: www.bcit.ca/bookstore/sponsored.shtml. It is recommended that a “Proposed Program” (outlining the entire OH&S 45-credit Certificate) be requested by contacting the Program Head, Dave Wood at 604-432-8220 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8220 or David_Wood@bcit.ca. This “Proposed Program” will assist both sponsor and sponsored student with overall course planning and costs. Contact with the Program Head should be made at least 4 weeks prior to term start. IMPORTANT: Late registration will NOT be accepted (registration closes the day before the term starts - subject to availability). This course will be offered again in the Fall 2022 Term (September-November). Registration will open Wednesday, May 25 -- online or by phone (604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610, option 2).
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 50745

Duration

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 50745
  • $188.32
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 24 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Bobby Sidhu

Course outline

View

Cost

$188.32

Important information
  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. RE-REGISTER in this section ONLY if you were registered in the previous Winter Term, and did not complete all course requirements. This is a one-time option to extend for another 12-week term at a reduced tuition fee. Course work submitted in the Winter Term will be retained; you are ONLY required to submit outstanding course work. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon Re-Registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 4360 - Spring Term - Course Information from BCIT”. NO additional print course materials are required from the BCIT Bookstore. The Student Handbook + Request To Write Exam forms will be available online prior to the Spring Term at: www.bcit.ca/distance/learnersupport/resources.shtml. Your initial course from the Winter Term will remain open for VIEWING for several years. HOWEVER, access to your Re-Registration course in the Spring Term will be available on April 4. You will need to access the Spring Term of the course in order to submit any outstanding assignments and/or write any outstanding online exams. Login via The Learning Hub at: learn.bcit.ca. NOTE: If you previously completed all course requirements and failed the course - DO NOT RE-REGISTER. You must register in the Distance Learning course again at full tuition.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of OCHS 4360 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 32913

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32913
  • $620.00
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Bobby Sidhu

Course outline

View

Cost

$620.00

Important information
  1. Guided learning format.
  2. REGISTER ONLY IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE PREREQUISITE: OCHS 4320. ***** This Distance Education course is delivered through a combination of: PRINT (Course Materials) + ONLINE - including online exams. Internet access is required. To be successful, plan to spend 8-12 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 4360 - Fall Term - Course Information from BCIT”. Ensure you have an active e-mail address on file with BCIT so you don't miss this important e-mail. PRINT COURSE MATERIALS / BOOKSTORE: The above price is for tuition only. The course materials (Course Manual + Textbook) are additional. Place your order with the BCIT Bookstore online at www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ or by phone at 604-432-8379 / 1-877-333-8379 (option 3) - on or after July 18. ONLINE COMPONENT: Accessible the morning of September 6 - and includes the: Course Outline, Course Study Guide, Assignment Package, module Self-Tests, and MidTerm/Final Exams. Login via The Learning Hub at: learn.bcit.ca. SPONSORED STUDENTS: Information is available on the BCIT website. For course registration: www.bcit.ca/admission/fees/sponsorship.shtml. For course materials: www.bcit.ca/bookstore/sponsored.shtml. It is recommended that a “Proposed Program” (outlining the entire OH&S 45-credit Certificate) be requested by contacting the Program Head, David Wood at 604-432-8220 / 1-800-663-6542, ext. 8220 or David_Wood@bcit.ca. This “Proposed Program” will assist both sponsor and sponsored student with overall course planning and costs. Contact with the Program Head should be made at least 4 weeks prior to term start. IMPORTANT: Late registration will NOT be accepted (registration closes the day before the term starts - subject to availability). This course will be offered again in the Winter 2023 Term (January-March). Registration will open Wednesday, October 26 -- online or by phone (604-434-1610 / 1-866-434-1610, option 2).
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

CRN 32914

Duration

Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32914
  • $192.16
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Bobby Sidhu

Course outline

View

Cost

$192.16

Important information
  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. RE-REGISTER in this section ONLY if you were registered in the previous Spring Term, and did not complete all course requirements. This is a one-time option to extend for another 12-week term at a reduced tuition fee. Course work submitted in the Spring Term will be retained; you are ONLY required to submit outstanding course work. Tutor support is available by e-mail (or by phone, if pre-arranged). Upon Re-Registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “OCHS 4360 - Fall Term - Course Information from BCIT”. NO additional print course materials are required from the BCIT Bookstore. The Student Handbook + Request To Write Exam forms will be available online prior to the Fall Term at: www.bcit.ca/distance/learnersupport/resources.shtml. Your initial course from the Spring Term will remain open for VIEWING for several years. HOWEVER, access to your Re-Registration course in the Fall Term will be available on September 6. You will need to access the Fall Term of the course in order to submit any outstanding assignments and/or write any outstanding online exams. Login via The Learning Hub at: learn.bcit.ca. NOTE: If you previously completed all course requirements and failed the course - DO NOT RE-REGISTER. You must register in the Distance Learning course again at full tuition.
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define occupational disease, occupational health, and occupational toxicology.
  • Describe how Canadian jurisdictions recognize occupational diseases.
  • Identify primary, secondary, and tertiary approaches used in occupational health programs for prevention of occupation disease.
  • Explain how the body interacts with foreign substances.
  • Describe several respiratory disorders and their effects.
  • Describe the physiology of how workplace neurotoxins affect the central and peripheral nervous systems.
  • Explain how workplace agents can affect reproduction.
  • Explain why and how the liver and kidneys are sensitive to toxic effects from foreign chemicals entering the body.
  • Describe how several physical and biological agents are responsible for occupational disease.
  • Describe the process for identifying occupational carcinogens.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

Occupational Diseases (OCHS 4360) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Advanced Safety Management
    Certificate Part-time/Distance & Online Learning
  2. Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners
    Associate Certificate Part-time/Distance & Online Learning

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