Singapore University of Social Sciences

Environmental Hazards and Toxicology (HFS203)

Applications Open: 01 April 2020

Applications Close: 31 May 2020

Next Available Intake: July 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

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

Funding: SkillsFuture


Synopsis

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

Topics

  • 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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