Occupational Health in Physical Therapy

PHTH 406  Occupational Health in Physical Therapy

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Occupational Health in Physical Therapy.
Code:                          PHTH 406.
Hours:                         Lec – 1 Hr.    Lab – 0 Hr.        Cln – 0 Hr.    Cr – 1.
Prerequisite:                None.
Level/Semester:           4th level - Spring.
Department offering the course:    Physical Therapy.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course covers many occupational health and safety topics as well as health promotion and wellness. Emphasize will be on  guidelines for isolation precautions, environmental considerations, ergonomics, and role of physical therapist in occupational health and health promotion/wellness across the life span.

COURSE AIM:
At the end of this course the student will be able to gain knowledge about many health and safety topics, as well as guidelines on isolation precautions, environmental considerations, ergonomics, and role of physical therapist in occupational health.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
Illustrated lecture using white board, personal computer and data show.
Group discussion.
Research work.

LIST OF REFERENCES
W. Charney, Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety, 2nd  edition, CRC Pr I Llc, 2009.
B.S. Levy, Occupational and environmental health, 5th edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005.

Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
www.osha.org
www.ILO.org