In this course, we examine the role of regional, national and international economics as well as business financial constraints and imperatives on health and safety in the workplace. Issues considered include:
We’ll also consider the economics of health injuries and sources of grants for funding.
Demonstrate a clear understanding of the techniques of economic analysis, their usefulness and limitations.
Apply economic analysis to understand the behaviour of individuals and firms as they relate to environmental and occupational health.
Discuss the appropriate role of government in environmental and occupational health issues.
Demonstrate an understanding of cost effectiveness, cost benefit and cost utility analysis as applied to the evaluation of investments or regulations designed to improve environmental and occupational health.
Apply the principles of cost-benefit analysis to evaluate a basic program aimed at improving occupational health and/or safety.
Discuss the impact of trends in demographics, technological change and globalization on environmental and occupational health.
Admission to the Certificate Program in Environmental and Occupational Health.
This course may be available online. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the Internet. All assignments and course activities are submitted electronically to the course instructor.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
To withdraw from any course in the Program, notification must be provided to the course Instructor AND to Administration (1-250-721-6129 or firstname.lastname@example.org ). A course refund, minus a $75 administration fee, will only be provided within 6 calendar days after the course start date. Students who withdraw after that date may be eligible to receive a W transcript status. Students who do not notify the course Instructor and Administrative staff of their decision not to complete the course will receive a failing grade (F).
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.