The MSc in Occupational Health is an integrated course in occupational safety, health and welfare.
It will provide you with a multidisciplinary approach to occupational health including:
occupational medicine and hygiene
risk assessment and management
training and development
It is suitable if you are already working in occupational safety and health, or if you have a strong interest in occupational health and a primary degree in a related area.
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
-demonstrate an awareness of occupational health from a multidisciplinary perspective including epidemiology, psychology, public health, safety science, law and training and development, occupational medicine
practice measures to prevent disease and injury, and to protect and promote health and safety in occupational settings
-perform risk assessments in the workplace including psychosocial risk factors
-identify the role of psychology in improving the quality of work life
-develop skills to protect and promote the safety, health and well-being of workers
-employ skills to critically appraise publications and statistics and stay up-to-date with the newest research evidence
-apply research evidence to occupational health and safety interventions and health promotion strategies by taking relevant legislation into account
-design occupational health training and development programmes in line with organisational policy
-carry out a focused piece of scholarly research and health and safety programme evaluation.
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Lectures, tutorials, practicals (computers), seminars, student presentations.
This course offers you the opportunity to study modern cutting-edge scientific concepts and research evidence on the causation, prevention and management of work-related accidents, injury and disease.
The interactive format of the teaching sessions helps student networking, sharing of knowledge and practical experience. In several modules, you will work with practical case studies, engage in project work and reflective inquiry.
Throughout the course, you will be invited to master classes held by experts in the field. The experience and expertise of our previous graduates is also deployed through lecturing, mentoring new students and student tutoring
We support our MSc students to professionally engage in health and safety practice and research and to provide leadership to others.