Courses Catalogue

Environmental Protection And Public Health

COURSE CODE: CIV4223
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course covers safety, health and environmental issues in the construction sector; legislations and regulations, exposure to toxic chemicals, biohazards, chemical hazards, noise, vectors and disease control, occupational health; air, water and noise control.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course will enable students to study the key elements of the environment which are important for human health. The availability of clean air, supply of wholesome drinking water and to be protection against the harmful effects of things like waste and noise are fundamental to our well-being.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Understand the key principles of environmental health and safety practices in construction

·        Acquire knowledge in public and occupational health and safety requirements associated with the construction environment

·        Understand the concepts of risk assessment, analysis and management

·        Further knowledge of health and safety management

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Practice, manage and implement safety measure at various workplaces

·        Equip self with knowledge on safety issue related with the construction work place.

·        Familiarized with emerging trends in environmental protection and public health