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Occupational Health (Policy and Practice) (MSc)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The MSc in Occupational Health is a part-time distance learning programme that offers knowledge and expertise in the science underpinning occupational health and safety.

It offers a convenient means for nurses, doctors, health and safety advisors or managers with busy work schedules and other responsibilities, to gain a postgraduate degree in Occupational Health.

The emphasis is on common occupational health and safety issues encountered in the workplace.

The aims of the course are:

To develop an understanding of the broad processes underpinning health protection in the workplace.
To develop and enhance research in occupational health directly applicable and beneficial to practice.
To encourage attitudes pertinent to the team approach.

The course encourages self-directed learning, critical thinking and comparative analysis of occupational health systems and practice. This is done within a structured and dynamic online learning environment that provides interactive multidisciplinary learning and the opportunity for mutual support and collaboration.

The course aims to enable you to explore, understand, analyse and/or apply:

  • The concepts of occupational health practice in relation to current needs and initiatives.
  • The role of occupational health practitioners and the analysis of their effectiveness in practice.
  • The management of occupational health issues including psychological, sociological and philosophical perspectives, which may affect management strategies and impinge on the role of specialist practitioners.
  • Assessments of the work environment, its effects on health, relevant legislation and the effective control of workplace hazards.
  • Health surveillance, its application within the workplace and the design of appropriate occupational health programmes.
  • Specialist roles within occupational health practice through the critical appraisal of literature and research.
  • Epidemiological principles in occupational health practice and the significance of data collection in the development of evidence based practice.

Throughout the course there will be opportunities for the development of critical appraisal skills in the analysis of literature and the development of research-based activities in occupational health practice.

The MSc dissertation then provides the opportunity to carry out research involving a detailed literature review, the formulation of research questions, hypotheses, aims and objectives, and conducting data collection, analysis and the presentation of results.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff has over 8,500 international students from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global university with formal links and partnerships with more than 200 institutions worldwide.
The university's culture encourages international exchanges and collaborations.

Subject rankings

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    25th out of 123

    14th out of 57 4

    18th out of 35 3

  • Entry standards

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    156 72%

    22nd

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  • Graduate prospects

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    78 78%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

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    3.89 78%

    89th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    145 65%

    21st

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    35th

    16
  • Entry standards

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    197 81%

    9th

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  • Graduate prospects

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    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

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    4.00 80%

    24th

    1

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