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date_range Starts on March 7, 2016
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Learn how occupational health can reduce illnesses or injuries caused by working conditions, with this free online course.

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This free online course provides an introduction to occupational health – a part of public health that is neglected in many developing countries, where industrial activity is increasing, but the health and safety of workers is hardly discussed. The course will teach you basic knowledge of occupational health and how to prevent the development of diseases and injuries, which are caused by working conditions in developing countries. After the course, you will understand: the basic concepts of occupational health; the tasks and structure of occupational health services; the most important risk factors for illness and injuries at workplaces globally; the major occupational diseases; the different steps in risk assessment at the workplace; the association between workplace exposure and health effects; and the main steps in preventing exposure to health hazards in the work environment. Understand the role of different actors in occupational health Through this course, you will be able to understand the interaction between the actors within occupational health, including employers, employees, health and safety personnel, occupational health services, occupational health clinics and the Labor Inspection. You will also reflect on occupational health from a global perspective and know how to work on the issue in a low-income setting. The course has been developed in association with: Simon Mamuya, Gloria Sakwari, Vera Ngowi and Alexander Tungu of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Wakgari Deressa of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Akwilina Kayumba of the Occupational Safety and Health Authority, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)


  • Bente Elisabeth Moen
  • Gro Tjalvin
  • Magne Bråtveit
  • Ole Jacob Møllerløkken



FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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