251372

Occupational Hygiene

A study of the principles of occupational hygiene and their application to the workplace in New Zealand. Topics include the recognition, evaluation and control of health hazards in the work environment; noise measurement and control; relevant legislation and standards; dust, vapour and gas measurement techniques; ventilation and case studies.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

251372

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

300-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Course planning information

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
251271 and 251272 or 114271 and 114272

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate an understanding of the key principles and basic concepts of occupational hygiene practice.
  • 2 Calculate dust, vapour and gas concentrations in air using practical examples.
  • 3 Demonstrate a detailed understanding of types of stresses in the thermal environment, the measurement of the thermal environment, the effects of heat and cold on the body and the thermal indices used in the evaluation of thermal conditions.
  • 4 Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the principles of ventilation and calculate adequate volume flow rates.
  • 5 Understand the principles of lighting and how adequate illumination levels are determined.
  • 6 Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the principles of noise measurement and to determine whether noise levels in a particular situation are excessive.
  • 7 Have an understanding of how occupational hygiene surveys are undertaken and the principles of exposure assessment.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 7 30%
Written Assignment 2 3 4 5 6 20%
Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 50%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

MONITORING FOR HEALTH HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE.

Author
CHERRIE, J., SEMPLE, S. & COGGINS, M.A.
ISBN
9781119614968
Edition
5TH - 2021
Publisher
LONDON: WILEY-BLACKWELL

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