Postgraduate Specialisation - Occupational Health and Safety

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Specialisation Code: ST4005.1

Related Courses

4652.2 Graduate Diploma in Health Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

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. Students may select two electives to suit their career aspirations.

Postgraduate Specialisation Structure

Master of Health Science (Occupational Health & Safety)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including the units listed below. Students should plan their enrolment schedule from the beginning to ensure they can finish as planned. Many units are only available in Autumn or only available in Spring. Please click on each unit number to carefully check the timetable and mode of offering for each unit. Some units are only offered in the external mode. International students must plan carefully, as they can only take a maximum of 25% of their units in the external mode.

400416 Public Health, Policy and Society
400845 Health Financial Management
300391 Occupational Health Management
300677 Safety and Risk Management
300398 Methods of Researching
400846 Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care

Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) at this point on completion of the above units.

Choose two electives


400850 Professional Topic

and one elective

Recommended Electives and Prescribed list of Health Science units

The following units are offered in internal (on campus) mode

400841 A Global Perspective on Social Determinants of Health
400850 Professional Topic

Note: 400850 Professional Topic is only available to students wishing to pursue a research higher degree after graduation

The following unit is offered in external mode

400840 Communicable Diseases

The following units are offered in both internal (on campus) and external mode

300679 Air, Water and Noise Management
300682 Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
400418 Health Advancement and Health Promotion
400837 Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
400842 Quality and Safety in Health Care
400843 Health Workforce Planning
400844 Health Services and Facilities Planning

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