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 Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

Topic

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Introduction to Environment and Health

  •  The definition of health
  • Factors that determine the health status of an individual
  • Environment as a therapeutic and recreation agent

 

6

Environment and health hazards

  • Defining a hazard and its categories ( natural and Anthropogenic)
  • Consequences of natural hazards (social, economic and cultural)
  • Types of natural hazards (Geological hazards, Metrological hazards, Biological hazards, Geo-morphological hazards)
  • Characteristics of natural hazards
  • The earthquake (causes, effects, prevention, control and minimization)
  • Floods (causes, effects, prevention, control and minimization)
  • Drought (causes, effects, prevention, control and minimization)
  • Landslides (causes, effects, prevention, control and minimization)
  • Pest and Disease Infestations

15

Anthropogenic/Manmade hazards

  • Industrial hazards and their control.

 

5

Occupational health and safety

  • Aims of occupational health 
  • Functions of an occupational health service
  • Occupational health risks (chemical agents, infective agents, physical agents, mechanical agents, psychosocial agents).
  • Control and Prevention  of occupational hazards

 

6

Disaster preparedness  and  management

  • Pre-event phase, warning or alerting period, response phase and recovery phase.

 

3

Food and Health

  • Definition of food poisoning and food allergies
  • Factors that determine the growth of micro-organisms on food.
  • Preservation methods

6

Practical

4

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes