Continuing Medical Education in Occupational and Environmental Health
This annual symposium is designed for local and regional healthcare providers specializing in occupational medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and orthopedics. Content is appropriate for physicians, mid-level practitioners, and nurses. The course objective is to improve health care provider competence in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of work-induced or exacerbated injuries and illnesses. This course is valuable for occupational medicine providers who interface with the worker's compensation system. Faculty presenting and interacting with participants have been selected on the basis of their comprehensive clinical experience and academic excellence.
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Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
Undergraduate and graduate programs in occupational and environmental health span several UC Davis schools and departments. Faculty from the School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine teach courses in epidemiology, pharmacology, and public health. Additional education is provided by professional and public continuing education programs including via distance learning modalities.
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is recognized as the leading one of its kind in the western United States and is consistently viewed as one of the top biological/agricultural engineering departments in the world. As you browse the descriptions of our various academic programs, you will notice a common theme in all our missions-integration of engineering principles with biological systems. Our department enjoys the unique status of belonging to both the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In this environment, where collaboration is the rule, we interact with colleagues in both engineering and biological sciences to create multidisciplinary approaches to our teaching and research.
Epidemiology combines concepts and methods of human and veterinary medicine, biology, mathematics, statistics, and economics to investigate distributions and determinants of health, disease, injury, and impaired productivity in populations, and to recommend actions for prevention or control measures.
Pharmacology entails the study of the interaction of chemicals with biological systems to produce a favorable response-such as treatment of a disease. Similarly, toxicology focuses on studying the interactions of chemicals with biological systems that produce deleterious effects. Pharmacology and Toxicology are highly interdisciplinary sciences, drawing upon several closely related areas including biochemistry, chemistry, physiology, and cell biology.
The UCD Graduate Group in Public Health offers a masters and PhD program. It is designed for people interested in disease prevention and community health. The program includes instruction in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, health services and administration, and social and behavioral science, and prepares students for an expanding range of professional opportunities and roles in public health and medicine.