Occupational Medicine

MSc Occupational Medicine
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
Course Description
This upgrade option is taken part-time over one academic year. Each physician applying for approval for prior learning will be assessed on an individual basis.

Vision and Values Statement
This MSc in Occupational Medicine upgrade programme is designed for physicians who have already been awarded with the Licentiate (LFOM) or Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (MFOM), Royal College of Physicians of Ireland or have previously been awarded a Higher Diploma or Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health by UCD. The programme aims to build on the knowledge already acquired through previous university or professional qualification and further develop the research, critical appraisal, statistical analysis and communication skills of doctors for the practice of occupational medicine. Students undertake individual research and complete a thesis under the direction of a supervisor and supported by training in the use of a statistical analysis package; oral and written assessment approaches are taken.

Programme Outcomes
Graduates will be able to design and execute a research study to address an occupational medical issue.

Graduates will be able to identify and apply appropriate statistical analysis to analyse an occupational medical problem, using an appropriate statistical package.

Graduates will understand the importance of critical appraisal and demonstrate critical appraisal skills.

Graduates will be able to communicate scientific results and implications for practice in written and oral formats.

Entry requirements

1.Physicians who hold the Licentiate or Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and have completed the UCD Higher Diploma in Occupational Health, will be eligible to undertake a 30-credit Thesis module to complete their MSc

2.Those doctors who hold the LFOM or MFOM but did not undertake the Higher Diploma in Occupational Health in UCD will undertake 50 credits. This will comprise:

-30 credit Thesis Module
-10 credit Research Methods Module
-10 credit essay on an aspect of clinical practice of Occupational Medicine.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Legislative and Methodological Aspects of Occupational Health
Occupational Health Principles and Practice
Occupational Toxicology and Ergonomics
Clinical Practice of Occupational Medicine
Occupational Hygiene
Applied Research Methods & Data Management
Occupational Medicine Essay




1 year part-time


MSc Occupational Medicine (X724) Part Time
EU fee per credit - € 102
nonEU fee per credit - € 152

***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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