Biological Hazards in the Workplace and Community
- Course Number
- 5900 (Occupational & Environmental Health)
- Course Instructor(s)
- James A Scott
- This course covers a wide range of biological hazards that may be encountered in community and work environments, including commercial, non-industrial, industrial and health care settings.
- Emphasis will be given to the tools and practices used by occupational hygienists in the recognition, evaluation and control of microbiological hazards of occupation.
- The course will consist of weekly lectures together with readings assigned from a course textbook and supplemented by readings drawn from relevant primary literature. Midterm and final examinations will be a combination of multiple choice, short answer and essay style questions. One term paper will be assigned. For more course information and materials, go to: http://individual.utoronto.ca/jscott/courses/biohazards/biohazards.html
This course will familiarize students specific areas in the domain of occupational hygiene practice relating to:
- Investigation, sampling, interpretation and remediation of indoor microbial contamination;
- Infection control and prevention in health care workplaces;
- Biosafety in research and industry;
- Environmental microbiological hazards, emphasizing soil-borne, airborne, vector-borne and zoonotic agents; and
- Hazards from bioterrorism and biological weapons.