The MSc in Occupational Health is a full time program which provides a multidisciplinary approach to occupational health management in the workplace, including occupational medicine and hygiene, ergonomics, epidemiology, psychology, public health, risk assessment and management, law and training and development. The course is suitable for individuals already working in occupational safety and health such as health & safety advisors, health and safety officers and occupational health nurses and self-employed health and safety practitioners. The course is also suitable for those who want to build a new career in this area, for example nurses, HR personnel, public health and social science graduates and psychologists.
- Interpret and apply legislative requirements, industry standards, and best practices in a variety of workplaces.
- Apply risk management principles to anticipate, identify, evaluate and control physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial hazards.
- Collect, manage, and interpret information and data to identify trends and issues in the workplace.
- Design, support, and evaluate health and safety programs and implement procedures using project management principles and processes appropriate to the task.
- Affect/manage change by advancing OH principles within management systems, cultures, practices, and priorities.
- Apply basic adult learning and assessment principles in the design, development and delivery of training and information for differing levels within the workplace.
- Set and achieve work priorities and goals individually and as a team member.
- Use a range of effective communication skills and methods to clearly and briefly convey regulatory and technical information and data to designated audiences.
- Practice due diligence and employ ethical standards in all aspects of professional conduct.
- Use current technologies and applications appropriate to the task.
Occupational health expertise are considered to be leaders in public health in the workplace setting. There are a number of different skills and experience that would be gained by an MSc in Occupational Health program:
- experience of working in accident and emergency,
- learning about relevant legislation,
- management of sickness absence,
- development of manual handling policies and rehabilitation of staff with chronic conditions,
- undertaking a role as a safety representative risk assessment and risk management.
- Manufacturing firms
- Engineering services Colleges and universities
- Employment services Management consulting services
- Scientific and technical consulting services
- Electric power industries scientific research
- Development services architectural services mining industries
- Occupational health specialist,
- Occupational health manager,
- Safety manager,
- Safety engineer,
- Environmental health and safety manager.
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Last updated October 4, 2016