EH 232. Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Medicine


  • Professor: Stefanos Kales, David Rainey
  • Term: Spring
  • Days: F
  • Time: 8:00-9:30
  • School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Course ID: 190173

Overview of Occupational and Environmental Medicine including: the diagnosis and management of illnesses following exposure to specific workplace substances, environmental and community hazards, such as asbestos, lead, organic solvents, and vibration; methods of diagnosis of early organ system effects of chemicals and techniques for assessing impairment and disability; as well as, medicolegal aspects of occupational health. This is a clinical and preventive medicine course. The material is taught at a post-graduate level, and a medical or allied health background is required. The majority of students will be physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and students in those fields. Persons without prior biomedical training may NOT take the class for an ordinal grade. Such students are welcome to audit the class. In certain exceptions, if discussed with the instructors, such students may be granted permission by the instructors to take the course on a pass/fail basis.

Note: This course has priority enrollment. Cross-Registrants and Non-Degree Students will be enrolled on a space available basis after the enrollment deadline for the course.

Prerequisite: Basic course in toxicology recommended.