Singapore University of Social Sciences

Environmental Hazards and Toxicology

Environmental Hazards and Toxicology (HFS203)

Applications Open: 01 April 2021

Applications Close: 31 May 2021

Next Available Intake: July 2021

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1514 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


Human-environmental interaction forms an important component in a human factors programme. It is imperative for human factors and safety practitioners to appreciate how human performance is affected by physical environmental factors such as lighting, thermal, noise, and vibration. This course will cover these topics as well as how human performs in high and low altitude environments. Students are taught to recognize problems in the physical environment in relation to human responses and how to alleviate these problems.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Noise
  • Climate
  • Motion
  • Illumination
  • Toxicology and Radiation
  • Human Performance in Extreme Environments

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the basic principles of environmental hazards and measures to alleviate them.
  • Describe the various aspects of environmental stressors in routine as well as extreme work environments.
  • Illustrate how human factors principles, activities and programmes can be applied to ensure safety and health at work through appropriate measures.
  • Apply human factors techniques and methods to gather data on environmental hazards and propose solutions to deal with hazards at work.
  • Examine environmental stressors at work and suggest improvements.
  • Analyse key environmental concerns and their implications in respect of real world applications.
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