19.678 Occupational Respiratory Disease Epidemiology

Occupational Respiratory Disease Epidemiology

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3625
Status Active

Advanced course on the methods and content of research on occupational respiratory disease with focus on the appropriate use of spirometry, symptom questionnaires, and chest radiography in cross sectional and longitudinal studies. Reviews pathophysiology, prevalence, latency considerations and diagnosis of both acute and chronic respiratory disease caused or exacerbated by work. Special attention is devoted to the impact of the healthy worker selection effect in respiratory epidemiology studies.