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MS IH Student Outcomes

MS IH Student Outcomes



At the completion of the Industrial Hygiene MS degree, we expect students to have the following applied science knowledge and skills:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences
  2. Design and conduct experimental investigations
  3. Analyze and interpret data
  4. Formulate or design a system, process or program to meet desired needs
  5. Function on multi-disciplinary teams
  6. Identify and solve applied science problems
  7. Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility
  8. Communicate effectively
  9. Describe the impact of solutions in a global and societal context
  10. Recognize the need for  engaging in life-long learning
  11. Discuss and critique contemporary issues relevant to environmental and occupational health
  12. Use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice




In addition, we expect graduating MS students to have the following industrial hygiene knowledge and skills:

  1. Identify agents, factors, and stressors generated by or associated with defined sources, unit operations or processes
  2. Describe qualitative and quantitative aspects of generation of agents, factors, and stressors
  3. Recognize, analyze and evaluate the physiological and toxicological interactions of physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic agents, factors, and stressors with the human body
  4. Apply qualitative and quantitative methods to assess exposures through multiple routes of entry
  5. Understand dose-response models and regulatory approaches to risk assessment
  6. Integrate exposures with dose-response models to estimate health risk through multiple routes of entry
  7. Compare exposure and risk estimates with guidelines and regulations to characterize the magnitude of health hazard
  8. Employ statistical methods to analyze and interpret data
  9. Apply epidemiologic methods to interpret exposure-health outcome relationships
  10. Recommend and evaluate engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment controls and other interventions to reduce or eliminate hazards
  11. Apply management practices to health and safety programs
  12. Be able to make a business case for workplace health and safety
  13. Interpret and apply occupational and environmental regulations
  14. Appreciate and apply a multi-disciplinary perspective that includes occupational safety, occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, environmental health, occupational and environmental epidemiology and injury prevention.
  15. Recognize the importance of life-long learning and attaining professional certification
  16. Describe conceptual models used in the assessment, evaluation and control of occupational hazards
  17. Apply conceptual and mathematical models to the assessment, evaluation and control of occupational hazards

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