Course: Occupational Hygiene

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Course title Occupational Hygiene
Course code KAZ/HYPE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Zloch Zdeněk, Doc. Ing. CSc.
Course content
The definition of the subject, its contents, its boundaries with related subjects. Tasks for practice. 2. Legal environment in the public health protection area. 3. Overview of physiology and psychology of work. 4. Working activity, workplace, working position 5. Microclimatic conditions in workplaces, basic information, heat load. 6. Microclimate - measurement and assessment of microclimatic conditions. Problems of work in outer environment. 7. Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning. 8. Lighting, elementary physiological terms and measurements. 9. Daylight, measurement and assessment of the daylight. 10. Artificial lighting, measurement and assessment of the artificial lighting. 11. Harmful substances (aerosols, harmful chemicals) 12. Dust and its effect on the organism, measuring and assessing. 13. Harmful chemicals, local effects, systemic effects, measuring and assessing, marginal values and limits, health protection. 14. Noise, basic terms and units of measure. Physiology of hearing, the effect of noise on the organism. Measuring noise levels in workplaces, evaluation of noise levels, health protection from noise, occupational health impairment caused by noise. 15. Vibrations, basic terms and units of measure, the effect on the human organism, measuring and assessing vibrations, health protection, occupational health impairment. 16. Other than normal pressures, changes in pressure 17. Radiation, ionising radiation, terms and measurements, biologic effects of ionising radiation, health impairment, stochastic and non-stochastic effects, health protection. 18. Radiation, NI2 (non-ionising radiation), ultra-violet, infra-red, lasers, EMG, health protection 19. Categorisation ? working environment factors, issues of toxicology 20. Assessment of work risk at workplaces ? classification of work, legislation, state health supervision. Programmes for protection and support of work at workplaces. 21. Occupational diseases, occupational health impairment, legislation, investigation issues, co-operation of individual workplaces. 22. DNJZ ? specification of work exposure and its assessment 23. ZPP /PLP/ disabilities - legislation, significance, practice, check-ups

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 22 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
) Students can outline the basic provisions of the subject, e.g. the knowledge of the working environment issues, the effects of the basic factors of the working environment on health condition, the knowledge of risk factors in working environments. They can also present the overview of legal and technical norms that make it possible to impose public health protection measures in real life.. 2) Students can define changes in health that may be caused by work and they are able to use the diagnostic methods for occupational health impairments. 3) Students know the preventive provisions and intervention programmes promoting health support.
teaching methods
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Bláha,K., Cirkt, M. Základy hodnocení zdravotnických rizik.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Care Studies Occupational Therapy (1) Health service 1 Summer