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NSOH 7450 - Occupational Health Surveillance

Nursing Specialty Occupational Health Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

This course introduces concepts, principles, and theory of occupational toxicology through the study of occupational disease. The course will emphasize a collaborative approach to anticipating, preventing, recognizing, and addressing potential health risks related to biological and physical, as well as chemical hazards in the workplace. Participants will explore the occupational health nursing role in providing leadership in this process.


NSOH 7400



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Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Interpret toxicological concepts and principles as they relate to the risk for occupational disease occurring in a group of potentially exposed workers.
  • Act proactively to protect worker health through the application of the principles of toxicokinetics within the context of occupational health nursing practice.
  • Articulate the epidemiological rationale for specific exposure limits and health surveillance programs.
  • Determine the appropriate biological monitoring if any, for a specific hazard providing rationale based on research and legislated standards.
  • Understand the requirements for a health surveillance plan for a biological, chemical, or physical hazard in the workplace, distinguishing between organizational aspects and clinical protocols.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

NSOH 7450 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Occupational Health Nursing Specialty
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Specialty Nursing (Occupational Health)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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