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Practice Development: Occupational Health Graduate Diploma

Course Description

If you're interested in how occupational health matters can affect our lives, then learn all about the relevant theory on our engaging and specialised programme! You'll benefit from the experience of academics that are specialists in their field, with a supportive learning environment provided by our partner trusts and employers. Having run this programme for many years, we are proud to say that our achievement rates are high and our attrition rates are very low. Improve your knowledge of occupational health and gain the skills needed to move onto great things within this area.

Course outline

This is a non NMC accredited course that provides a breadth and depth of theoretical knowledge necessary for effective occupational health practice. You do not have to be working in occupational health to take this programme.

You'll choose from a range of contemporary modules covering issues such as the legal and ethical aspects of occupational health, health surveillance and stress management. These modules have been explicitly designed to meet the needs of students in a wide range of practice settings.

Graduate destinations

This degree can lead to a wide range of careers, including work in occupational health, as a screening nurse or as a Health and Safety Practitioner. You may also continue your studying by taking one of our postgraduate courses in Occupational Health Management or our PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Occupational Health).

Admission details

Those who do not meet this criteria should apply for the BSc (Hons) Practice Development: Occupational Health programme.

International applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of study at a level equivalent to the general entry requirements. These will be in accordance with NARIC Guidelines (The British Council 2007 and revised annually) and International Qualifications for entry to Higher Education (UCAS, 2007 and revised annually) as well as satisfying the English Language requirements for admission which include any of the following:
-The British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an average score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component
-Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, Grade C or above.
-TOEFL IBT 83 (with a minimum of Reading: 20, Listening: 20, Speaking: 22 and Writing: 21) (Other forms of TOEFL are not accepted)

Students do not have to be employed in an occupational health setting to benefit from this course. Students will not require a Disclosure Barring Service clearance.

Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis and potential students will be offered advice by an academic tutor on the suitability of the award and their module choice within the award, dependent on factors such as currency of prior learning, and their personal and professional development needs. Students should be able to show potential benefit from studying for the award and a commitment to attempting the assessment items.

Visit the Practice Development: Occupational Health Graduate Diploma page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

For complete admission requirements please view the course description.

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