Spring 2024
EH 232
January 22 - May 10
Friday, 8:00am - 9:30am
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Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Medicine


Overview of Occupational and Environmental Medicine including: the diagnosis and management of illnesses following exposure to specific workplace substances, environmental and community hazards, such as asbestos, lead, organic solvents, and vibration; methods of diagnosis of early organ system effects of chemicals and techniques for assessing impairment and disability; as well as, medicolegal aspects of occupational health. Course Activities: Mid-term exam and Final exam. Course Note: Basic course in toxicology recommended. This is a clinical and preventive medicine course. The material is taught at a post-graduate level, and a medical or allied health background is required. The majority of students will be physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and students in those fields. Persons without prior biomedical training may NOT take the class for an ordinal grade. Such students are welcome to audit the class. In certain exceptions, if discussed with the instructors, such students may be granted permission by the instructors to take the course on a pass/fail basis. THIS CLASS HAS PRIORITY ENROLLMENT. Any student who does not meet the Wave 1 or Wave 2 criteria can add themselves to the waitlist (if enrollment requirements are met) at any time during the enrollment period. At the beginning of each priority wave, students on the waitlist who meet the Wave’s criteria will be automatically enrolled into any remaining seats in the course (pending no time conflicts). **Cross-Registrants and Non-Degree Students will be enrolled on a space available basis after the enrollment deadline for the course

Environmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Public Health & Medicine
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