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Document ID (ISN)104680
CIS number 06-31
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Forst L.
Title Distance learning in occupational health
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2004, Vol.10, No.3, p.326-329. 15 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The burden of occupational illnesses and injuries in the developing world is now enormous. Local experts in occupational health and safety are needed to address the growing worker and environmental health problems brought about by global industrial expansion, but such expertise is lacking. This article describes a 15-week, online, instructor-led course entitled "Principles of Environmental and Occupational Health" that was offered to 14 international students over two semesters. Recommendations are made with respect to the collaborative development of a real-time, online curriculum to enhance the training of professionals in occupational and environmental health.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; safety and health training; training course
Descriptors (secondary) developing countries; computer applications
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) OSH training