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    Occupational noise; lighting and vision; radiation and electrical hazards at work; occupational lung disorders; occupational allergy;; occupational cancer; occupational and environmental toxicology; exposure measurement; occupational diving and compressed air at work.

    The Diploma and Masters degree are internationally recognised as meeting the academic requirements for higher professional training for specialist registration in occupational medicine.

    About this paper

    Paper title Clinical Occupational Medicine
    Subject Aviation Medicine
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,103.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    MOccMed, MAvMed, MHealSc, PGCertOccMed, PGDipHealSc, PGDipOccMed

    Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine or occupational medicine industry.

    If you have not already done so, please contact the department for course advice before selecting your programme,

    Teaching staff

    Course Director: Dr Rob Griffiths

    Paper Structure

    Core paper for the Master of Occupational Medicine (MOccMed), Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) and Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Occupational Medicine (MHealthSc(OccMed)) Master of Occupational Medicine (MOccMed)

    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.

    It is taught in odd years in the second semester.

    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Course outline

    Occupational medicine practice requires clinical care in addition to public health interventions and preventive medicine. We start with health and performance aspects of noise and hearing, and lighting and vision. The effects of physical hazards such as radiation and electromagnetic phenomena on health are complex and because of the serious consequences of exposure need extensive, accurate, and detailed knowledge. Specific health effects of importance such as occupational allergy, lung disorders, and dermatology are studied in detail. The basic principles of occupational toxicology and exposure are explored at a high level. Specialised environments such as the medical aspects of diving and working under high atmosphere are explored.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork, global perspective, lifelong learning, scholarship, communication, critical thinking, self-motivation, teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    The learning outcomes of this paper will coincide with the modules taught; these modules are:

    • Occupational Noise
    • Lighting and Vision
    • Radiation and Electrical Hazards at Work
    • Occupational Lung Disorders
    • Occupational Allergy, Asthma and Dermatitis
    • Occupational Cancer
    • Shift Work
    • Occupational Hygiene
    • Occupational Diving and Compressed Air at Work


    Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
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