Postgraduate Specialisation - Occupational & Environmental Hygiene

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Specialisation Code: ST4006.1

Related Courses

4652.2 Graduate Diploma in Health Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

This specialisation is available to students who commenced prior to 2013. The specialisation includes the units Occupational and Environmental Hygiene as well as Air Water and Noise Management. They show students the methods involved in measuring potential hazards, how to compare results with current standards before recommending methods of control. Hazards such as chemical and biological pollutants, ergonomics, noise, heat, cold and lighting in both the workplace and general indoor environment, and the various methods are considered. A range of skills required to assess the environment in relation to air, water and noise and underpinning legislative framework are explored.

Postgraduate Specialisation Structure

Master of Health Science (Occupational & Environmental Hygiene)

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 units in the external mode.

400416 Public Health, Policy and Society
400845 Health Financial Management
300679 Air, Water and Noise Management
300682 Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
300398 Methods of Researching
400846 Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care

Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Occupational & Environmental Hygiene Specialisation) 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

300391 Occupational Health Management
300677 Safety and Risk Management
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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