The IOSH accredited Occupational Health and Safety Management course is suitable for practitioners working in occupational health and safety. Students include both professional consultants wishing to gain IOSH accreditation, newly qualified graduates managing occupational health and safety, naval engineers, doctors, nurses and others from a variety of backgrounds.
Modern technology includes new occupational hazards (chemical, physical, psychosocial and ergonomic) and demographic changes in the working population that are addressed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. The course offers an up-to-date research-based approach to underpin the evidence for UK regulations and EU directives and therefore inform change in occupational health and safety management.
Educational aims of the programme will:
analyse the requirement for Occupational Health and Safety, synthesise information appropriately and propose benefical application within the organisational policy;
develop an interpretative framework of professional health and safety practice for risk assessment and risk management;
critically evaluate and initiate relevant research;
provide learning which facilitates students' ability to develop an understanding of advanced health and safety management practice and to reflect on their own professional practice;
explore the interaction between theory and practice in relation to concepts and principles of Occupational Health and Safety;
analyse a wide range of contemporary occupational health issues;
instil awareness of the need for management of change in order to anticipate and adapt policy in the light of new technology or requirements;
anticipate and interpret current and future initiatives in order to be able to develop appropriate strategies to meet requirements;
manage health and safety in the workplace effectively.Intermediate AwardsThe Postgraduate Certificate may be awarded after the successful completion of three single modules (60 credits). The Postgraduate Diploma may be awarded on successful completion of the six module taught programme (120 credits).
This course is accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). IOSH accreditation requires the completion of all the six taught modules, the MSc dissertation and work experience in health and safety as deemed appropriate by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).