Occupational Health Science Student Outcomes

The following 24 outcomes represent the achievements expected for the UNA OHS students at the completion of their studies. 

It is expected that at the time of graduation, UNA OHS students will: 

  1. Identify health-affecting agents, factors, and stressors and how they relate to typical industrial processes, unit operations, and tasks
  2. Explain mechanisms of human physiological response, toxicity, and health damage associated with the exposure to industrial agents, factors, or stressors
  3. Describe mechanisms of generation and air dispersion of chemical agents in quantitative and qualitative terms
  4. Assess dose-response and risk characterization of occupational agents based on toxicological data, mechanisms of exposure, and routes of entry
  5. Apply principles of epidemiology and statistics
  6. Use sources of information for identifying and predicting health, safety, and environmental hazards and stressors
  7. Understand the scope, application, use, and interpretation of standards that regulate the exposures to chemical and physical agents in the workplace
  8. Be proficient in all phases of exposure assessment including the selection of strategies for obtaining representative data; the application of analytical chemistry and microbiology for the collection, handling and analysis of samples; the interpretation of data and the communication of results
  9. Apply principles of physics and mathematics to describe mechanical systems, energy sources, and the methods used for evaluating occupational exposures to physical agents
  10. Identify, prioritize and make recommendations of applicable options for the control of occupational hazards
  11. Apply principles of design and use standard practices for performance evaluations of ventilation systems used for exposure control 
  12. Select and recommend proper personal protective equipment
  13. Describe fundamental aspects of safety and understand the importance of creating effective safety programs
  14. Describe fundamental principles of environmental health
  15. Understand that occupational and environmental health issues can impact the environment, trade, and economic growth
  16. Apply principles of management to health and safety
  17. Understand the scope of application, use, and limitations of selected standards and guidelines applicable to health, safety, and environmental practice
  18. Continually acquire knowledge and skills useful to advance the profession and understand and address current and emerging issues
  19. Communicate effectively, both written and orally, with various constituencies
  20. Design programs and training materials for educating constituencies in occupational health and safety
  21. Demonstrate familiarity with the code of ethics of the IH profession and the importance of ethical conduct and professional responsibility
  22. Work effectively with others and in a multi-disciplinary team
  23. Design and conduct experiments and interpret results from the analysis of experimental data
  24. Use current technology and modern scientific tools