Occupational Health Psychology: Work Organization and Health

CHS-278: Spring 2002
Mondays 1 to 4 beginning April 1, 2002 - June 3, 2002

The impact of work on physical and psychological health is explored in the context of a newly emerging discipline. The focus is on psychosocial stressors, measurement (including hands-on experience), contextual factors (gender, ethnicity, social class), and how work stressors can be ameliorated.

Faculty participants:

Judith Siegel, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health
Peter Schnall, Department of Medicine, UCI, and Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health
Karen Belkic, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California
Paul Landsbergis, Departments of Cardiology and Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


SYLLABUS

SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: A SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE WORKPLACE AND HEALTH OUTCOMES

SESSION 2: CONCEPTUAL AND THEORETICAL MODELS FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY: OPERATIONALIZATION, MEASUREMENT, AND ASSESSMENT

SESSION 3: TAKING A WORK HISTORY WHICH WHICH INCLUDES PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSORS: AN APPROACH INFORMED BY INSIGHTS FROM COGNITIVE ERGONOMICS & BRAIN RESEARCH

SESSION 4: PSYCHOSOCIAL WORKPLACE FACTORS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS AFFECTING THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

SESSION 5: WOMEN AND WORK

SESSION 6: PSYCHOSOCIAL WORKPLACE FACTORS AND HEALTH OUTCOMES

SESSION 7: CESSATION OF WORK: JOB LOSS AND RETIREMENT

SESSION 8: STRESS MANAGEMENT AT THE WORKPLACE

SESSION 9: MODELS FOR INTERVENTION: PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PREVENTION. PROGRAMS AND POLICIES FOR REGULATION OF WORKPLACE STRESSORS; COURSE WRAP-UP AND CONCLUSIONS


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