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Health of Vulnerable Worker Populations

4th Term
Environmental Health and Engineering
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

Introduction to Online Learning

Discusses occupational safety and health program considerations for vulnerable populations, including prevention and using examples such as the health needs of women workers, workers' families, and workers with chronic diseases or impairments. Focuses on strategies for identifying and removing barriers that affect health and work performance, and program development and management responsibilities. Presents relevant research findings on vulnerable worker populations.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify, for select vulnerable subgroups, the bias and social inequities, such as racism, that influence their access to proper health care and occupational health services to ensure worker health and safety.
  2. Describe the application of research findings to the practice of vulnerable worker populations, including workers in the healthcare industry, and other professionals including occupational safety and health specialists, health educators, and others.
  3. Examine the contribution of workplace exposures and experiences to the well-being of workers’ families.
  4. Analyze the occupational health needs of specific vulnerable worker populations, including women and child workers, disabled workers, and workers who are immigrants.
  5. Prepare and present written and oral testimony to advocate for changes at the organizational, community, and government levels to meet the needs of a vulnerable worker group
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 60% Final Project
  • 30% Quizzes
  • 10% Participation
Enrollment Restriction
Undergrads not permitted