Courses Catalogue

Disaster Management And Occupational Health

COURSE CODE: ENV2207
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This course provides knowledge to the students on what nature has in store to provide for man’s wellbeing such as using the environment as a therapeutic agent. It further helps to identify potential health hazards in the environment that are naturally caused and some are manmade and shows them how to apply scientific principles such as detection, assessment and management of environmental health hazards. It also helps show the students how the work environment determines productivity and profits by looking at occupational health and safety. With the increase in food poisoning and allergies the unit also shows students how it’s important to have proper sanitation and food handling methods to minimize on these health hazards.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

To help students acquire knowledge on how to use the physical environment to improve man’s health and understand how natural and manmade disasters occur, their effects on health and the natural environment and their control measures.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

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

  • Explain how man can use the environment to improve his/her health through recreation activities
  • Analyze the occurrence of manmade and natural hazards that are likely to affect health.
  • Assess and promote preparedness, control and management of likely health hazards.
  • Develop a health and safety measure in the different organizations that they may be relating with,

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to demonstrate knowledge of:

§  Designing a disaster management plan

§  Rescue operations

§  Accident prevention and safety measures

§  Environmental laws rules and audits

§  Occupational health and occupational diseases