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University College Cork, Full Time MSc Degrees in Nursing & Health

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Our MSc in Occupational Health takes a uniquely integrated approach to occupational health and safety, exploring psychological and more traditional physical workplace risk factors, from work-related stress to the prevention of work-related cancer. Read more
Our MSc in Occupational Health takes a uniquely integrated approach to occupational health and safety, exploring psychological and more traditional physical workplace risk factors, from work-related stress to the prevention of work-related cancer.

This comprehensive, research-led programme will help you develop and manage strategies that protect employees’ health and safety whilst promoting well-being and productivity in the workplace.

Wherever you want to go with a career in occupational health: You can with UCC.

Where can an MSc in Occupational Health take you?

If you want to transform your career, an online MSc in Occupational Health will give you the skills and confidence you need. By providing the latest, multidisciplinary expertise in occupational health and safety this programme will help you affect change in the workplace.

Workplace fatalities and disabling injuries are an international health and safety issue and in recent years there has been an increase in psychosocial issues in the modern work environment. Across Europe, 50–60% of all work-related absenteeism is attributed to stress;1 something businesses are keen to address with appropriate expertise. UCC’s renowned Department of Epidemiology and Public Health deliver a research-led teaching agenda that ensures you have access to the most up-to-date research findings. This creates an opportunity to translate research findings into policy and practice, helping you safeguard health and safety in the workplace.

After completing the programme you will be able to:

* Demonstrate multidisciplinary awareness of occupational health, including epidemiology, public health, safety science, law and training and development
* Prevent disease and injury and promote health and safety
* Perform workplace assessments of psychological and physical risks
* Keep up to date with research, critically appraising publications and statistics
* Design occupational health and safety training and development strategies in line with policy
* Apply research evidence to health and safety interventions and health promotion strategies, accounting for legislation
* Carry out research and health and safety programme evaluations

You can with UCC

Our MSc in Occupational Health takes a uniquely integrated approach to occupational health and safety, exploring psychological and more traditional physical workplace risk factors, from work-related stress to the prevention of work-related cancer.

This comprehensive, research-led programme will help you develop and manage strategies that protect employees’ health and safety whilst promoting well-being and productivity in the workplace.

Wherever you want to go with a career in occupational health: You can with UCC.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for the MSc programme in Occupational Health online must meet one of the following criteria:

•A Level 8 Honours primary degree (minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 2) in a relevant area, for example health-related (Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Environmental Health, Psychology/Behavioural Science, Physiotherapy); Engineering and Human Resource Management and relevant professional experience1 or work placement in an associated Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare area.
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•A minimum of a Diploma/Higher Diploma in Occupational Safety, Health and Welfare (minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 1), from UCC, or an equivalent qualification2 from another Institution (Level 8 Diploma, minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 1) and a minimum of two years relevant professional work experience1 in an area associated with Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare.
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•Applicants with a minimum of three years professional work experience in an associated area1 of Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare will be invited for interview to satisfy the selection committee of their suitability for the programme.

1Relevant professional work experience, job title examples: Health and Safety Officers/Advisors/Managers/Coordinators; Environmental Safety Officers/Managers; Safety Engineers, Health Promotion Officers; HR Officers/Managers; Occupational Health Nurses, Health Scientists, Professional Trainers, Health and Safety Consultants.

2Level 8 examples: Diploma/Higher Diploma/International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety; Diploma in Environment Management, Diploma in Health Promotion, Diploma in Learning, Development and Work-based Training.

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Reference

1. http://www.ilo.org/safework/areasofwork/workplace-health-promotion-and-well-being/WCMS_108557/lang--en/index.htm

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There’s a real opportunity to change the future of patient care. We will nurture this drive for innovation and give you the confidence to become a clinical leader with the power to make a lasting impact on patients’ lives. Read more
There’s a real opportunity to change the future of patient care. We will nurture this drive for innovation and give you the confidence to become a clinical leader with the power to make a lasting impact on patients’ lives.

With UCC’s online MSc Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement programme, you’ll work closely with our acclaimed teaching staff to apply the skills essential to successful clinical leadership and delivery of quality evidence-based care. We can help you to develop a personally prosperous and fulfilling future in an employment sector ripe for nursing expertise.

Wherever you want to go with a career in nursing leadership: You can with UCC.

Where can this programme take you?

Globally, there is a severe shortage of nurses with leadership skills and advanced knowledge. If you are looking to transform your career and improve the quality of patient care, an online MSc Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement programme will help you realise your goals, wherever you want to go.

To help you develop as a leader and innovator, you’ll work closely with a dedicated specialist supervisor while focusing on one of our five recognised research areas: Maternal & Child Health; Health & Life Experiences During Cancer; Chronic Illness Management or End of Life Healthcare. The programme includes quantitative and qualitative research methods to enhance your nursing skills, which you can effectively put into practice anywhere.

After completing the programme you will be able to:

* Adopt the use of professional electronic portfolio as a mode of lifelong learning
* Enhance nursing practice and healthcare delivery through continuous quality improvement initiatives and innovation
* Execute proficiency at advancing patient/client safety in clinical practice and at organisational level
* Actively engage in collaborative research to enhance nursing and healthcare quality improvements in practice
* Promote the disciplinary knowledge of nursing through application of theory to practice and identification of clinical questions for research
* Assume clinical leadership roles that influence quality improvement in practice and organisational change

Are you just starting your career in nursing? Learn more about our BSc Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement programme.

You can with UCC

UCC’s online MSc Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement programme offers the kind of supportive teaching, relevant research-led focus and prestige you would expect from a world-leading, award-winning university. These benefits are available anywhere and anytime, thanks to UCC’s innovative, interactive online learning experience.

Established in 1845, UCC has a long history of forward thinking and remains one of the world’s leading universities for innovative research.

To find out more about the online MSc Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement programme, complete the form on the right or call the admissions office on 1800 800 139 (Ireland), or 0800 028 9171 (UK), or +353 (0)15 621 081 (International).

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