IØ8500 - Work, Exposure and Health


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course gives a survey of current research within the field work, exposure and health. Elements are literature research, research design, and scientific writing. The students will get a defined syllabus adjusted to the chosen PhD theme. The students shall use the achieved knowledge in elucidation of a SHE case of relevance.
The course is given when needed.

Learning outcome

The course position and function in the PhD program:
The intention of the course is to be a common course for all PhD students at IØT dealing with issues within the work, exposure and health field. The specific content of the course will be adapted to fit the students’ PhD projects and needs.

The course will provide an understanding of the forefront of knowledge in the field.
The course will provide knowledge and understanding of the thinking on the various factors related to work, exposure and health with a particular focus on factors relevant to the issues of the PhD project.
The course will provide knowledge to understand the content of the scientific literature in the field.
The course will provide knowledge of important theoretical approaches to the field.

The course will provide skills in formulating research questions and fix the limits of issues appropriate for the scope of an article.
The course will provide skills in finding scientific literature and applying this in one’s own research.
The course will provide practice in writing scientific articles in the field.

The course encourages critical thinking around established truths and “schools” in the field.
The course contributes to an awareness of the importance of ethical dilemmas at work research and management of work environment factors.

Learning methods and activities

The course will consist of self-study, colloquia with students and lecturer, as well as the writing of a semester assignment, which requires the use of syllabus on specific research questions.

In the case of fewer than 5 applicants, the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management reserves the right to cancel the course.

Required previous knowledge

The course is based on the course TIØ4186 Occupational Health and Safety, the course TIØ4351 Occupational Hygiene, or similar documented previous knowledge.

Course materials

Will be given at course start.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Industrial Economics and Technology Management
  • Work Environment
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management



Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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