College of Health and Human Services

Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes, and Program Delivery

Program Educational Objectives

The primary goal of the MSOH degree – Industrial Hygiene program is to provide education and training to students and members of the public for the purpose of increasing their knowledge, comprehension, skills, and attitudes essential to the advancement of occupational health science and practice.

The MSOH degree – Industrial Hygiene program has three Program Educational Objectives.

1.       All graduates are expected to be qualified to practice comprehensive industrial hygiene.
Most graduates are expected to practice in the field of industrial hygiene or related areas of environmental and/or occupational health and  safety and to meet the relevant and appropriate needs of their employers.
Most graduates who pursue applicable certification (i.e., CIH, CSP, CHMM) in occupational health and safety will pass.

Student Outcomes

1.       Identify agents, factors, and stressors generated by and/or associated with defined sources, unit operations, and/or processes.
2.          Describe qualitative and quantitative aspects of generation of agents, factors, and stressors.
3.          Understand physiological and/or toxicological interactions of physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic agents, factors, and/or stressors with the human body.
Assess qualitative and quantitative aspects of exposure assessment, dose-response, and risk characterization based on applicable pathways and modes of entry.
Calculate, interpret, and apply statistical and epidemiological data.
Recommend and evaluate engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment controls and/or other interventions to reduce or  eliminate hazards.
Demonstrate the importance of appropriate ethical performance and practice.
Interpret and apply applicable occupational and environmental regulations.
Generate, review and interpret data, whether from original research or other published sources.
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repare scientific and technical summaries and reports.
Understand fundamental aspects of safety and environmental health.
Understand the necessity of teamwork among management, industrial hygienists, safety specialists, and clinicians.

Program Delivery

The Program schedule is designed for both full- and part-time students. Realizing that many students interested in enrolling in the Program are professionals with many outside demands and responsibilities, the courses are offered during evenings and weekends. The evening courses typically meet every other week during the 15-week semester. Weekend courses meet on alternating weeks for eight Saturdays per course. The Program schedules are accommodating without sacrifice of academic quality and integrity.

The MSOH degree is conferred by the College of Graduate Studies at the University of Toledo, which is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges. The Industrial Hygiene program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET.

Last Updated: 1/7/19