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Occupational Medicine

MSc Occupational Medicine
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Physicians who have already been awarded with the Licentiate or Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, can now apply for the MSc in Occupational Medicine as an upgrade option, with approval for prior learning.

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.


1 year part-time

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Contact Name: Christine Ridge
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 34 29

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

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MSc Occupational Medicine PT (X724)
1 Years

Part Time

Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Course fee

MSc Occupational Medicine (X724) Part Time
EU fee per credit - € 98

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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