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MSc-PhD

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  • OE 601 Statistics and Research Methodology

    The course will cover fundamental statistical aspects of data quality, error theory, data management, descriptive statistics, sampling methods and sample size calculations. Hypothesis testing and estimation will be conducted with an emphasis on the hands-on use of a statistical software package and will cover; tests for proportions and the mean, correlation analysis, analysis of relationship between variables, simple linear regression and equivalent non-parametric procedures. The role of study design and ethics in research will also be covered. Training will be given on writing for publication and include: the use of software packages for referencing and the avoidance of plagiarism; tabulation and graphical presentation of data and appropriate presentation of statistical analysis.

  • OE 602 Advanced Statistics for Occupational and Environmental Health Research

    With a continuing emphasis on the hands-on use of statistical software, this course will focus on applied analysis relevant to research in the field. Content includes multiple linear regression, logistic regression and the principles of repeated measures and mixed effects modeling. The selection of an appropriate statistical design and interpretation of statistical data will also be covered. Students may focus on gaining proficiency in methods that may be of value in conducting their practicum or thesis research.

  • OE 611 Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology

    This course focuses on basic and principle in occupational and environmental epidemiology. The relationship between environmental exposures such as air pollution and heavy metals including occupational health and safety issues and morbidity or mortality in population and subgroups. The relationship of occupational disease and risk factors in working condition. The course provides the discipline of how to use epidemiological and toxicological data for risk assessment and environmental health impact assessment.

  • OE 612 Molecular Epidemiology

    This course includes the basic knowledge of molecular epidemiology, and the application of molecular epidemiology on occupational and environmental health, which covers the retrospective, case-control, prospective and cross-sectional studies. It also covers the biomolecular characteristic that cause diseases, pathogenesis and its mechanisms, case-studies of diseases focus on the principle of diagnosis, etiology, spreading of disease, prevention and control measures, risk measurement, method for selection of appropriate risk measurement. Limitations and good practices for applications molecular biology and molecular epidemiology in occupational and environmental health are also included.

  • OE 621 Occupational and Environmental Toxicology

    The content of this course covers the basic principle of toxicology and its application to identify the route of entry and the response of the body to toxic substances by absorption; distribution and elimination, biological changes, dose- response relationship, the adverse effects at the target organs such as nervous system, reproductive system, and carcinogenesis, toxicity testing and toxicity prediction methods such as Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR), and the role of toxicology in risk assessment. In addition, it also covers the health indices, index for prediction of toxicity value and the development of universal protocol for reliable risk assessment. The health indices include the oxidative stress or genomic stability in biomolecule, and the emergence of the omic technology such as transcriptomic and proteomics.

  • OE 631 Occupational and Environmental Health

    The course will investigate adverse health effects arising from work and the environment, defining health in respect of illness or quality of life. The role of health surveillance in the prevention of occupational diseases will be covered in detail. Additionally, it will focus on the holistic association between occupational and environmental exposure, lifestyle, genetics, and declining health and disease.

  • OE 632 Occupational Sampling and Analysis

    Principles and techniques of sampling and analysis of chemical, biological and physical pollutants in workplace atmospheres. This course mainly focuses on equipment, instrumentation, methodologies, and strategies for measuring occupational pollutants. Principles of calibration, use of air sampling and industrial hygiene equipment, techniques for measurement of chemicals, bioaerosols, illumination, noise and heat are discussed. Principles and applications of analytical instruments will also be discussed. Interpretation of data is covered. Lectures, laboratories, and demonstrations will be provided.

  • OE 633 Workplace Exposure Assessment and Control

    Principle of workplace exposure assessment comprises of physical, chemical and biological hazards, characteristics of causing harms, level of toxicity or harm. Criteria for exposure assessment, similar exposure group (SEG) assignment, and workplace exposure control, including possibly and appropriately preventive system or controlling system both engineering and management control.

  • OE 634 Risk Assessment and Management

    Risk assessment will cover hazard assessment and exposure assessment to perform risk characterization and derive both quantitative and qualitative assessment of risk. Regulatory approached to risk assessment including sampling technique and the setting of occupational and environmental exposure limits by national regulators will be examined. The linkage between environment and health data will be analyzed by using appropriate statistics. Risk reduction should be achieved by application of the hierarchy of control. This requires reduction of risk at source by process modification, substitution to lower toxic and the use of personal protective equipment only where the measures are insufficient. The practical risk communication will be covered. The role of health surveillance and monitoring will also be covered.

  • OE 635 Physical Hazards Assessment and Control

    The contents of this course are consisted of the concept and principle of physical hazards assessment and control, which covers the causes and cause factors of occupational diseases and injuries focusing on adverse health effects from physical health hazards exposures including temperature, light, radiation, noise, pressure, vibration, and confined space. Methods of physical hazards assessment and control, corrective measures, as well as the promotion of healthy and safe working environment, and workplace health and safety surveillance are also included.

  • OE 636 Chemical Hazards Assessment and Control

    This course covers the anticipation, recognition and the principle of assessment and control of chemical hazards which include the causes and factors attributable to occupational diseases and injuries. It focuses on chemical environment in the workplace such as chemicals that comes in various forms and properties with different means of exposures and health impacts. It also includes the hazards evaluation, prevention and control of impacts from chemicals, environmental monitoring, healthy and safe working environment promotion, and surveillance of occupational diseases and injuries.

  • OE 637 Air Pollution and Control

    This course provides the notably sources of air pollution, dispersion of pollutants in ambient air, air pollutants and climate, air pollution control and air quality monitoring and examining. The principles and methods of air pollution treatment and air pollution management are examined. Laws and regulations, mitigations and also managements of air pollution emitted from industries and activities are explored with case study of air pollution management in the country.

  • OE 641 Safety Engineering

    Safety Engineering is the study of the relationship of engineering and occupational health and safety. The content covers concept and principle in controlling health hazards in industries that lead to injuries and losses. It also covers preventive and control measures of industrial disasters, accident prevention, safety management and the principle of working environment control, industrial psychology, and the application of safety engineering in occupational health and safety.

  • OE 642 Safety, Health and Environmental Management

    This course covers basic knowledge, principle and management system of safety, health and environment, including the requirements and guidelines for conducting safety programs. It also includes the methods and procedures for physical examination of workers, inspection of working environment, risk assessment, prevention and control of health hazards, and good sanitation practice that lead to healthy and safe environment, reduction and elimination of sources and causes of hazards, as well as national standards on occupational health and safety, and related international rules and regulations.

  • OE 643 Human Factors and Ergonomics

    Application of ergonomics in occupational health and safety field will be introduced in this course. Workstation design, design and selection of hand tools and equipment for efficient use are explained. Issues of working environment in consideration, task analysis for working condition improvement, related laws and standards both in national and international levels, and designing for special populations will be studied. This course includes case studies on ergonomic implementation in industrial sector, agricultural sector, office work and hospital settings.

  • OE 644 Task Analysis and Design

    This course includes analysis of task, work system, and time motion study to explain human activities in real situation at work. The analysis can be applied to design of work system components in order to be compatible with human characteristics i.e., physical, mental and cognitive characteristics. Working condition improvements will support human capability at work.

  • OE 645 Occupational Biomechanics

    This course explains Biomechanics principles applied to musculoskeletal system during work. Analysis of body movements, intra-abdominal pressure, force and pressure on body parts are included. Joints, range of motion, limitation of movements, biomechanics model are applied to evaluate risk of musculoskeletal disorders and their prevention by working condition improvement.

  • OE 651 Environmental Sampling and Analysis

    The course provides the fundamental type and methods for sampling and analysis of environmental and biological samples including the standard methods for pollutants in various matrices including air, water, soil and blood. Laboratory and field equipment procedure, maintenance and calibration methods are demonstrated. Moreover the good laboratory practice and code of conducts in sampling and analysis, sample preservation and handling, QA/QC and laboratory standards are emphasized.

  • OE 652 Environmental Health Technology

    The course content covers fundamentals and principles of technology applied for environmental health management. It aims to maintain the quality of the environment to provide appropriate environmental quality for the human life and to prevent diseases and hazards that may occur.Examples are water supply,water air and noise pollution control,integrated solid waste management, hazardous waste management, wastewater treatment, human waste management, chemicals use and environmental management for vector control, food sanitation,housing and building sanitation, including management to prevent disease dispersal. Analysis of direct and indirect causes and effects of environmental problems is also included.

  • OE 653 Environmental and Health Impact Assessment

    This course will explore the key concepts and principle used to assess environmental and health impacts of anthropogenous activity. This will also provide knowledge of the process and methods of environmental and health impact assessment (EHIA). The EHIA staging includes screening, scoping, impact assessment, mitigation, monitoring and stakeholder engagement. The selected assessment and monitoring tools and techniques are introduced (such as checklist, risk matrix, mathematical modeling). Furthermore, monitoring and evaluation in terms of policy and legislative directives by Environmental health are discussed. The course includes lectures and seminars/coursework (individual and group).

  • OE 654 Waste Management

    This course provides the current situation of solid and hazardous waste in Thailand. Topics cover all aspects of solid and hazardous waste management including source of waste, composition; waste generation rate; separation; source reduction; reuse; recycle of material; waste collection; transfer and transportation; Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling Chemicals (GHS); and waste disposal. The course explores planning for solid and hazardous waste management from municipal, agricultural and industrial sources which must include compliance with relevant laws and regulation. The environmental monitoring system is also included.

  • OE 655 Water and Waste Water management

    This course provides water management in viewpoint of health impact, water quality assessment and monitoring and the relationship between water management and environmental, social and economic conditions. It also includes water situation and trend analysis in areas such as food security and water footprint and economics of water management. Technology of water and wastewater treatment and management at various levels will be explained to protect water resources and water recycling and reuse.

  • OE 656 Disaster Management

    This course will cover all aspects of the disaster cycle and key management principles of planning, organizing, co-ordinating and leading so that student can take on the role of disaster management professional. This course is structured around three core management themes. Students will encounter a wide range of risks in business, organizational and geographical environments and learn to identify, assess and manage the risks. The disaster management element of the course will develop student ability to analyze the consequences when things go wrong, and will provide practical skills for disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation and management. This will increase understanding of the interaction between events and the natural environment and will explore how human activity can be managed to minimize negative environmental damage.

  • OE 661 Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar

    This course aims to further prepare the students with study skills in current issues of occupational and environmental health. Students will learn various study skills through assignments, such as review literature, making reports and giving presentation to their classmate. Knowledge and skill in doing research will be enabled step by step through this course.

  • OE 700 Independent Study (Capstone practicum)

    Independent study on a specific research topic related to occupational health and safety or environmental health. By using the theory and analyze the issues that will be developed for research; under the guidance and supervision of an advisor.

  • OE 800 Thesis

    Identify issues of interest and innovation on occupational and environmental health. Including research methodologies and ethics, data collection, data analysis, published in the journal or academic publication or presentation.

  • OE 900 Thesis

    Identify issues of interest and innovation on occupational and environmental health, including research methodologies and ethics, data collection and in-depth data analysis. This will be given on creating for a new knowledge that can be taken to prevent occupational and environmental health problem and also published in the international journal or academic publication or presentation.

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