University of chester occupational health

University of chester occupational health

Occupational Health – Postgraduate Certificate

   This flexible and dynamic programme will prepare students to develop the qualities necessary to be effective within their own professional area relevant to the practice of occupational health.

Students will be provided with the educational experience to facilitate the higher levels of judgement, discretion and decision making needed in the working environment, and will gain professional expertise to work collaboratively and flexibly within occupational health.

Currently there is a shortage of educational provision for occupational health professionals at Master’s level, therefore the Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Health has been developed to meet this need and to offer a unique educational experience for occupational health professionals who work at a senior level.

Programme Structure:

Core Modules:

Health Promotion and Occupational Health

This module aims to review the fundamental principles of health promotion within the work environment and deploy these principles in practice. Specifically, to equip students with the knowledge and skills to analyse the health promotion requirements of their workforce; to equip students to identify priorities and to deliver appropriate health promotional interventions in practice

Management Strategies for Occupational Health

This module examines the context and practice of the workings of the multi-disciplinary management team. Students will develop critical insight to review the ethical and legal considerations of management practice in occupational health. Critical debate will encourage students to appraise national recommendations and policy, including health and safety guidance and analyse their impact in practice.

The Working Environment

This module appraises how the working environment can affect people’s long and short term health. Students will gain mastery in skills and management of environment hazards, risk assessment and the application of quality assurance mechanisms to ensure effective and safe practice. Students will be able to make recommendations to control the effects of health hazards in the working environment, including cost-benefit analysis and the enhancement of professional practice.

University of chester occupational health

Entry requirements include:

  • Applicants will normally hold a relevant first degree in a health and social care related subject (second class honours or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Applicants without a first degree will be considered based on their relevant workplace experience and potential to undertake academic study at Masters level

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