Study under Australia's leading occupational researchers and make a difference to the lives of individuals and communities affected by environmental and work-related injury and illness with this practical master's degree.
You will gain the skills and knowledge to prevent and manage occupational risks and related health problems. This degree provides you with the skills necessary to evaluate health problems in communities thought to be associated with industrial activities, and control related hazards and risks.
It is particularly suitable for medical practitioners, nurses, allied health personnel, scientists and occupational health and safety managers.
Most of the course is offered by off-campus learning, with compulsory block requirements each semester. The program comprises nine core units and three electives.. The core units cover OHS, epidemiology, biostatistics, chemical and biological hazards, workplace hazard assessment and control, ergonomic and physical hazards, the psychosocial work environment, environmental influences on health, safety management systems, and research methods.
You can exit early with a Graduate Diploma in Occupational and Environmental Health or a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health if you meet the requirements.
Graduates may seek employment in occupational medicine, occupational nursing, management positions within industry, government or independent professional practice. This course is recognised by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine.
The Faculty is also home to a number of leading medical and biomedical research institutes and groups, and has contributed to advances in many crucial areas: in vitro fertilisation, obesity research, drug design, cardiovascular physiology, functional genomics, infectious diseases, inflammation, psychology, neurosciences and mental health.
Notwithstanding the relatively short history of our University, the Faculty is ranked in the top 50 in the world for its expertise in life sciences and biomedicine by the Times Higher Education and QS World University 2012 benchmarks.
Courses offered by the Faculty include medicine, nursing, radiography and medical imaging, nutrition and dietetics,emergency health studies, biomedical sciences, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and social work. A range of research and coursework postgraduate programs is also offered.
The Faculty takes pride in delivering outstanding education in all courses, in opening students to the possibilities offered by newly discovered knowledge, and in providing a nurturing and caring environment.