Postgraduate Admission Pathway - Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) - 1 year pathway

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Admission Pathway Code: A4008.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

4698.1 Master of Health Science
4698.2 Master of Health Science

Specialisation units include Occupational Health Management and Safety and Risk Management which focus on the practice of occupational health within national and international frameworks. It explores issues such as the physical, social and mental impact of the occupational environment on health. Strategies for the management of occupational health are examined, together with methods of monitoring and evaluating occupational health programs. Students have the opportunity to develop a safety systems approach concentrating on hazard identification, risk assessment and devising control measures incorporating safety management principles. The legal underpinning of OHS requirements at the workplace are also covered.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Online Online Stewart Alford
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Stewart Alford

Postgraduate Admission Pathway Structure

Master of Health Science - one year program.

Applicants must have

An undergraduate honours, master or doctoral degree, in health; health administration; human biological sciences, medical, forensic, food and pharmacology sciences; welfare; behavioural science and sport and recreation disciplines.

Occupational Health and Safety

Core Units

Students must complete the core units listed below

401077 Introduction to Biostatistics
401076 Introduction to Epidemiology
300391 Occupational Health Management
400416 Public Health, Policy and Society
300677 Safety and Risk Management

Alternate Units

Students enrolled in the one year program may select up to two of the following units

400841 A Global Perspective on Social Determinants of Health
401175 Analytic Approaches in Epidemiology
400846 Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
400840 Communicable Diseases
401178 Controversies in Epidemiology
401179 Data Management and Programming for Epidemiology
401177 Environmental Epidemiology
401174 Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
400837 Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
400967 Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems
400845 Health Financial Management
400844 Health Services and Facilities Planning
400843 Health Workforce Planning
401173 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
400778 Leadership and the Development of Organisational Capacity
400777 Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care
401081 Organisational Governance and Performance Management
400238 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision
401238 Qualitative Research Methodology in Health
401176 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
400847 Surveillance and Disaster Planning

Capstone Units

Students must complete at least one of the following units

401080 Research Protocol Design and Practice
400418 Health Advancement and Health Promotion
400850 Professional Topic
401078 Research Project

Note: 401078 - Research Project is 20 credit point unit

401079 Dissertation (Full Time)

Note: 401079 - Dissertation is a 40 credit point unit

401282 Dissertation (Part Time)

Note: 401282 Dissertation (Part time) is a 40 Credit point unit, completed over two teaching sessions. Thus students will need to enrol twice in this unit (20 credit points per session).

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