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  April 29, 2002

Continuing Studies Offering
Online Summer Courses

Students seeking to earn college credits at UConn this summer can take classes from their desktop by enrolling in an undergraduate or graduate level course online. Classes in the Occupational Safety and Health and Humanitarian Studies certificate programs begin May 20 and are open to both degree and non-degree students.

The Occupational Safety and Health program is offering five undergraduate three-credit courses: Safety and Health Management, Industrial Hygiene, Accident Prevention Techniques, Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, and Ergonomics.

Safety and Health Management provides students with the skills to develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive occupational safety and health program, and covers loss control, measuring safety performance management, record keeping, and safety and health roles. Industrial Hygiene introduces the principles of industrial hygiene, with emphasis on protecting workers' health through evaluation and intervention within the workplace.

Accident Prevention Techniques discusses the major techniques of workplace accident prevention, and requires students to apply them in problem-solving exercises.

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations introduces students to OSHA regulations and teaches them how to use, interpret, and comply with these laws in the workplace.

Ergonomics addresses one of the most urgent workplace safety concerns, musculoskeletal disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and back injuries. This online course demonstrates how to "fit the workplace to the worker" to reduce injuries, while improving efficiency and productivity.

The Occupational Safety and Health program is also offering three graduate three-credit courses: Loss Control Methods, Advanced Loss Control and Management Theory, and Analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Law and Regulations.

Humanitarian Studies is offering two graduate three-credit online courses: Issues in Humanitarian Studies and Applied Organizational Management.

Issues in Humanitarian Studies examines current global human development issues from a multidisciplinary perspective, and Applied Organizational Management provides a foundation in management techniques and supervisory skills.

To enroll in the online courses, participants will need Internet access, the latest version of an Internet browser such as Netscape or Internet Explorer, and a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating online. Courses are presented within a dynamic learning community, where students can interact with each other and with the instructor using an internal e-mail system, threaded discussion, and synchronous chat.

For more information on these online courses, call (860) 486-1080. To register, visit the website.

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