Second Year IH Students: Jimmy Wong & Ivan Torres
Second Year IH Students: Jimmy Wong & Ivan Torres

The curriculum includes courses covering the properties, measurement, health effects, exposure prevention, and control technology for all types of harmful chemical, physical, and biological agents, and mechanical, psychosocial, and ergonomic factors. Also included are courses on toxicology, biostatistics, epidemiology, industrial hygiene chemistry, occupational safety, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene standards and regulations, environmental management, and risk assessment. The MS program includes a research based thesis or report and the Ph.D. and Dr. P.H. programs include a research thesis. The MPH program includes a summer internship in industry or related area. The internship is optional for MS candidates.

Plus 6 elective units from a list of five areas of focus: Hazardous Substances; Human Toxicology; Industrial Hygiene Chemistry; Industrial Hygiene Management/Policy; Safety and introductory lectures/course in Public Health

The M.S. and M.P.H. programs in Industrial Hygiene are fully accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Master’s graduates therefore qualify for 2 years of field experience towards the 5-year field experience requirement before being eligible to take the examination for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) administered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

Sample Curriculum for MS Program

    
YEARSESSION
FALLWINTERSPRING
1. EHS 230A Interdisciplinary Occupational Health Practice1. EHS 230B Interdisciplinary Occupational Health Practice1. EHS 230C Interdisciplinary Occupational Health Practice
2. BIO 100A Introduction to Biostatistics 2. BIO 100B Introduction to Biostatistics2. EHS 240 Fundamentals of Toxicology
13. EHS C200A Foundations of Environmental Health Sciences3. EHS C200C Foundations of Environmental Health Sciences3. EHS 252D Properties & Measurement of Airborne Particles
4. EHS M411 Environmental Health Sciences Seminar4. EPI 100 Principles of Epidemiology4. EHS 252E Identification & Measurement of Gases & Vapors
5. EHS 252F Industrial Hygiene Measurements Laboratory
1.  EHS 230A Interdisciplinary Occupational Health Practice1. EHS 230B Interdisciplinary Occupational Health Practice1.  EHS 230C Interdisciplinary Occupational Health Practice
2. EHS 201 Seminar: Health Effects of Environmental Contaminants2. EHS 253A Physical Agents2. EHS C257  Risk Assessment and Standard Setting
23. EHS 255 Control of Airborne Contaminants in Industry3. EHS 253B Physical Agents Laboratory3. EHS M411 Environmental Health Sciences Seminar
4. EHS 596/598 Master’s Thesis Research4. EHS 410A Instrumental Methods in Environmental Sciences4. EHS 596/598 Master’s Thesis Research 
5. EHS 454 Health Hazards in Industrial Processes5. EHS 259A Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
6. EHS 596/598 Master’s Thesis Research

EHS 252G Industrial and Environmental Hygiene Assessment is required in Spring Quarter of the 2nd year if no field sampling in gases & vapors, aerosols, noise, and heat has been done previously. One of the following must also be taken if a basic course in Public Health has not been passed: a). PH150, Contemporary Public Health Issues; b). HPM M242: Determinants of Health; c). 6 Grand Rounds presentations over 2 years.

Sample MPH Program

The MPH Program is the same as that given for the MS Program except that

EHS 596/598, EHS 410A, and the introductory lectures/course in Public Health are not required and the following are required:

  • EHS 400 Field Studies in Env. Health Sciences (register when finished)
  • CHS 100 Behavioral Science and Health Education (W, 2nd year)
  • HPM 100 Introduction to Health Policy & Management (F, 2nd year)
  • EHS C200B Foundations of Environmental Health Sciences for Public Health Professionals (F, 1st year)
    
YearSession
FALL WinterSpring
EHS 230A,B,C Interdisciplinary Occupational Health PracticeEHS 230A,B,C Interdisciplinary Occupational Health PracticeEHS 230A,B,C Interdisciplinary Occupational Health Practice
BIO 100A Introduction to BiostatisticsBIO 100B Introduction to BiostatisticsEHS 252D Properties & Measurement of Airborne Particles (S)
1EHS C200B Foundations of Environmental Health SciencesEHS C200C Foundations of Environmental Health SciencesEHS 252E Identification & Measurement of Gases & Vapors (S)
EHS 411 Environmental Health Sciences SeminarEPI 100 Principles of EpidemiologyEHS 252F Industrial Hygiene Measurements Laboratory (S)

 

EHS 252G Industrial and Environmental Hygiene Assessment is required in Spring Quarter of the 2nd year if no field sampling in gases & vapors, aerosols, noise, and heat has been done previously.

List of Program Educational Objectives:

The educational objectives of the UCLA Industrial Hygiene Program are:

  1. To equip program graduates with the underlying technical and scientific knowledge required for the professional practice of industrial hygiene.
  2. To equip program graduates with specialized, practical, and experiential knowledge and skills necessary for the professional practice of industrial hygiene.
  3. To equip program graduates with the communication skills necessary for the professional practice of industrial hygiene.
  4. To impart to program graduates an appreciation of the need to work as part of an interdisciplinary team addressing occupational health problems.
  5. To instill in program graduates the understanding that the practice of industrial hygiene involves ongoing learning and self-criticism.

For the list of Program Objectives and Student Learning outcomes, click this link

The Southern California Education and Research Center gratefully acknowledges its support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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