Free Online Course on Occupational Health in Developing Countries

The University of Bergen is offering free online course on Occupational Health in Developing Countries. This course is open to anyone, although previous degree-level study in medicine, dentistry, health sciences or natural sciences, and a good knowledge of English, will be helpful.

In this six week course, applicants will learn how occupational health can reduce illnesses or injuries caused by working conditions, with this free online course. This course will start on October 30, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 4 hours/week
Subject: Occupational Health in Developing Countries
Institution: University of Bergen and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on October 30, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Bergen (UiB) offers first-class education and cutting-edge research at our location in the city centre of Bergen, Norway.

About This Course

The course will teach you basic knowledge of occupational health and how to prevent the development of diseases and injuries, which are caused by working conditions in developing countries.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Assess the most important risk factors for illness and injuries at work places.
  • Evaluate the risk for illness and injuries at work places.
  • Discuss needed preventive measures at a work place, based on a risk assessment.
  • Reflect on occupational health in a global perspective, and know how to work on the issue in a low income setting.

Requirements

This course is open to anyone, although previous degree-level study in medicine, dentistry, health sciences or natural sciences, and a good knowledge of English, will be helpful.

Instructors

Bente Elisabeth Moen

Professor in Occupational Medicine and International Health. Main interest: Occupational Health in developing countries; mostly chemical hazards, dust and respiratory health as well as shift work.

Gro Tjalvin

Physician/specialist in occupational medicine at the University hospital and PhD candidate at Occupational and environmental medicine. Interests include health effects due to adverse work conditions.

Magne Bråtveit

Professor, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Bergen. My main work is on exposure assessment of chemical and physical hazards, including several industries in developing countries.

Ole Jacob Møllerløkken

Associate professor and group leader at the Research Group for Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Bergen. Physician in occupational medicine at the University hospital.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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