Occupational Health Science Student Outcomes

ABET defines student outcomes as follows:

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.”

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 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. Interpret industrial hygiene data by applying statistical and epidemiological principles
  6. Utilize credible sources of information for identifying and predicting health, safety, and environmental hazards and stressors
  7. Identify the scope, application, use, and interpretation of standards that regulate occupational exposures to chemical and physical agents
  8. Be proficient in all phases of exposure assessment (qualitative and quantitative) including strategies for obtaining representative data; collection, handling and analysis of samples; interpretation of data; and communication of results
  9. Apply principles of physics and mathematics to describe mechanical systems, energy sources, and methods used to evaluate 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 the importance of creating effective safety programs
  14. Describe fundamental aspects of environmental health
  15. Recognize that occupational and environmental health issues and solutions can impact the economy, environment, and trade
  16. Apply principles of management to health and safety
  17. Identify the scope of application, use, and limitations of standards and guidelines applicable to health, safety, and environmental practice
  18. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  19. Design programs and training materials for educating constituencies in occupational health and safety
  20. Demonstrate familiarity with the code of ethics of the IH profession and the importance of ethical conduct and professional responsibility
  21. Function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines and analyze risk and uncertainty
  22. Design and conduct experiments and interpret results from the analysis of experimental data