It is a two-week intensive course, will focus on three major industries in Taiwan: iron/steel works, shipbuilding, and petrochemicals. Lectures will cover these industrial processes and their known health and safety risks. Students will be taken on several supervised site visits to each industry, and will be encouraged to process their observations through interactive discussions. This course will also provide exposure to cultural issues around work, work organization, labor-management relations, and governmental and academic roles relevant to occupational safety and health in these settings. The faculty will include several Harvard School of Public Health alumni and experts in southern Taiwan.
Site visits; seminar presentations (case–study participatory approach). Site visits will be supervised by the faculty, along with exposure assessment experts from KMU. Written reports of site visits will be prepared by students, with oral presentations and discussion.
Chiung-Yu Peng, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, Kaohsiung Medical University