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Occupational Health in Developing Countries

University of Bergen via FutureLearn

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Learn how to work on the issue of occupational health in a low-income setting

Occupational health is a neglected part of public health in many developing countries where industrial activity is increasing.

On this course, you’ll broaden your knowledge of occupational health and learn how to prevent diseases and injuries caused by working conditions in developing countries.

You’ll explore the tasks and structure of occupational health services, workplace risk factors, major occupational diseases and the steps of a risk assessment.

You’ll learn about the role of different actors in occupational health, including employers, employees, health services, and the Labor Inspection.

This occupational health course is designed for anyone who wants to understand how to prevent the development of diseases and injuries caused by poor working conditions in developing countries.

This course is open to anyone, though study in medicine, dentistry, health sciences or natural sciences, and a good knowledge of English will be helpful to understand more complex aspects of the course.

Taught by

Ole Jacob Møllerløkken, Magne Bråtveit, Gro Tjalvin and Bente Elisabeth Moen


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  • Benson Kirimi is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This course is appropriate for beginner level in occupational health and safety concepts. it captures the situation "as it is" in developing nations. The examples are relevant and depict the situation accurately. However, there are less lectures and more articles hence the course is not interactive. Numerous quizzes are offered to evaluate retention
  • Namusubo Sarah Reste
    In developing countries people don't think about there health first ,they all like maximising profit thus minding less on the employees health at the work place hence irreversible health effects arise in a long run leading to lose of lives

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