Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

150604 v.2 Master of Occupational Health and Safety


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This course provides those with responsibilities for occupational health and safety operations within organisations or industries, and those intending to pursue a career in this field with advanced knowledge and skills in the prevention of disease and injury. Students are provided with opportunity to specialise and undertake research in safety management, safety technology, occupational health, hygiene, occupational medicine or other related areas.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Science degree plus two years of relevant post-qualification work experience. Work experience is assessed on the basis of level of seniority and responsibility, job description, work-based referee report, publications or other written reports, short courses or conference attendance.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication. Completion of an approved certificate in senior first aid is required before the course is awarded. Short on-campus study periods are also a requirement for some units.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. This course is principally conducted in external study mode with some units available internally.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management; Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

10682 v.2   Occupational Health and Safety Management 581 4.0 25.0
5427 v.6   Occupational Epidemiology and Biostatistics 581 4.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

10683 v.3   Occupational Health and Safety Management 582 4.0 25.0
5429 v.6   Health and Safety Law 582 4.0 25.0

Year 2 Semester 1

13179 v.3   Research Project 650 16.0 50.0
Optional units (No year level specified) Hrs/Wk Credits
5425 v.7   Occupational Health, Safety and Hygiene 581 4.0 25.0
5428 v.5   Safety Technology 582 8.0 25.0
10684 v.2   Health and Safety and Economics 582 4.0 25.0
10685 v.3   Health and Safety and Industrial Relations 581 4.0 25.0
11515 v.4   System Safety 592 4.0 25.0
11516 v.4   Compensation and Rehabilitation 593 4.0 25.0
11517 v.4   Ergonomics 594 8.0 25.0
11518 v.4   Diseases of Occupations 595 8.0 25.0
11519 v.4   Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Safety 596 4.0 25.0
11521 v.4   Workplace Training 599 8.0 25.0
305042 v.1   Environmental Health Impact Studies 590 8.0 25.0
305044 v.1   Environmental Health Management 581 4.0 25.0
305046 v.1   Environmental Health Management 582 4.0 25.0
309594 v.2   Settings in Health Promotion 688 43.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        
2006 BPI Intern'l Group S'pore Trimester 1A   Y      
2006 BPI Intern'l Group S'pore Trimester 2A   Y      
2006 BPI Intern'l Group S'pore Trimester 3A   Y      
2006 Open University HK Trimester 1A   Y      
2006 Open University HK Trimester 2A   Y      
2006 Open University HK Trimester 3A   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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