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AVME716 Clinical Occupational Medicine

Occupational noise; lighting and vision; radiation and electrical hazards at work; occupational lung disorders; occupational allergy;; occupational cancer; occupational and environmental toxicology; exposure measurement; occupational diving and compressed air at work.

Paper title Clinical Occupational Medicine
Paper code AVME716
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,889.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,674.00

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Limited to
MOccMed, MAvMed, MHealSc, PGCertOccMed, PGDipHealSc, PGDipOccMed
Eligibility

Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine or occupational medicine industry.

If you have not already done so, please contact the department for course advice before selecting your programme, oamu@otago.ac.nz.

Contact
OAMU@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Course Director: Dr Rob Griffiths

Paper Structure
Core paper for the Master of Occupational Medicine (MOccMed), Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) and Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Occupational Medicine (MHealthSc(OccMed))
Teaching Arrangements

This is a fully distance-taught paper and is taught in odd years in the second semester.

Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork, global perspective, lifelong learning, scholarship, communication, critical thinking, self-motivation, teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes of this paper will coincide with the modules taught; these modules are
  • Occupational Noise
  • Lighting and Vision
  • Radiation and Electrical Hazards at Work
  • Occupational Lung Disorders
  • Occupational Allergy, Asthma and Dermatitis
  • Occupational Cancer
  • Shift Work
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Occupational Diving and Compressed Air at Work

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

Occupational noise; lighting and vision; radiation and electrical hazards at work; occupational lung disorders; occupational allergy;; occupational cancer; occupational and environmental toxicology; exposure measurement; occupational diving and compressed air at work.

The Diploma and Masters degree are internationally recognised as meeting the academic requirements for higher professional training for specialist registration in occupational medicine.

Paper title Clinical Occupational Medicine
Paper code AVME716
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022, expected to be offered in 2023 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MOccMed, MAvMed, MHealSc, PGCertOccMed, PGDipHealSc, PGDipOccMed
Eligibility

Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine or occupational medicine industry.

If you have not already done so, please contact the department for course advice before selecting your programme, oamu@otago.ac.nz.

Contact
OAMU@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Course Director: Dr Rob Griffiths

Paper Structure
Core paper for the Master of Occupational Medicine (MOccMed), Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) and Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Occupational Medicine (MHealthSc(OccMed))
Teaching Arrangements

This is a fully distance-taught paper and is taught in odd years in the second semester.

Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline

Occupational medicine practice requires clinical care in addition to public health interventions and preventive medicine. We start with health and performance aspects of noise and hearing, and lighting and vision. The effects of physical hazards such as radiation and electromagnetic phenomena on health are complex and because of the serious consequences of exposure need extensive, accurate, and detailed knowledge. Specific health effects of importance such as occupational allergy, lung disorders, and dermatology are studied in detail. The basic principles of occupational toxicology and exposure are explored at a high level. Specialised environments such as the medical aspects of diving and working under high atmosphere are explored.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork, global perspective, lifelong learning, scholarship, communication, critical thinking, self-motivation, teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes of this paper will coincide with the modules taught; these modules are
  • Occupational Noise
  • Lighting and Vision
  • Radiation and Electrical Hazards at Work
  • Occupational Lung Disorders
  • Occupational Allergy, Asthma and Dermatitis
  • Occupational Cancer
  • Shift Work
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Occupational Diving and Compressed Air at Work

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Timetable

Not offered in 2022, expected to be offered in 2023

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle