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Study Occupational Health at Otago

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Overview

Occupational Health is available as an endorsement for:

Programmes are taught through the Dunedin School of Medicine and are designed to offer training in occupational health and safety for health science and other graduates who may wish to pursue a career in health and safety and for those who may be working in the field already.

The programme covers hazard identification, risk assessment, hazard management (including legislation), occupational diseases, rehabilitation, occupational hygiene, toxicology, and research methods.

Information for new applicants

Candidates for the postgraduate diploma must either be graduates or hold an appropriate health professional qualification requiring at least three years of tertiary study. Admission is always subject to the approval of the Board of the Division of Health Sciences, which will require evidence of ability to undertake advanced academic study.

There is a compulsory block-teaching weekend for each occupational health paper which is held in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine in Dunedin.

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Contact details

Occupational Health Secretary
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
Tel 64 3 479 7202
Fax 64 3 479 7298

Email occupational.health@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/dsm-psm/postgraduate/PGCertHealSc-PGDipHealSc/index.html

Papers

See the full list of Occupational Health (OCCH) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Occupational Health

Papers

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Occupational Health is available through Distance Learning.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc) endorsed in Occupational Health

Papers
  • OCCH 401  Occupational Health
  • OCCH 402  Occupational Safety
  • An approved research methods paper to the value of 30 points
  • One other approved paper

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc) endorsed in Occupational Health is available through Distance Learning.

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Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Occupational Health

Thesis option
  • OCCH 401  Occupational Health
  • OCCH 402  Occupational Safety
  • Approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points
  • Further approved paper(s) to the value of 30 points
  • A thesis (120 points)
Coursework option
  • OCCH 401  Occupational Health
  • OCCH 402  Occupational Safety
  • Approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points
  • Further approved paper(s) to the value of 90 points
  • A dissertation (60 points)

The Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Occupational Health is available through Distance Learning.

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