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MSc Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Management

University of Portsmouth

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The University of Portsmouth has been offering courses in Health and Safety to serve industrial and professional needs in the UK and abroad since 1976. In 1996 we successfully launched our distance learning MSc programme. The MSc is awarded for successful completion of three phases. Each full phase will require about 400 hours of study. If you can commit about 10 hours each week for 40 weeks of the year, you should expect to complete each phase within one year. Course Content: Phase 1 For Phase 1 (PgC level) you must complete the following four units to qualify for a Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Management or continue to Phase 2. Quality and the Management of Risk (MAN1) Will provide you with sufficient knowledge of organisational structures and behaviour to manage work issues, particularly quality, effectively. Using appropriate case studies, you will explore organisational theory until you can engage in debate, formulate sustainable theories of your own and test them against current management practice. Health and Safety 1 (HS1) Will give you a comprehensive overview of modern health and safety practice in a variety of work environments. Its first aim is to present a legislative and practical basis for further health and safety studies within the programme. The second is to encourage you to examine workplace conditions and risk management policies critically. Occupational Hygiene 1 (OH1) Explores the role of the occupational hygienist in reducing work-related ill health. You will assess risks to health from chemical, biological and physical agents, their monitoring and control. You should then be able to make informed contributions to policy-making processes. Environmental Legislation and Management Systems (ELMS) Provides an analysis of the legislative controls and frameworks governing environmental protection for small, medium and large organisations. You will study four elements: environmental legislation, environmental assessment and environmental impact assessment. The unit forms a knowledge base from which an environmental manager can develop and implement successful ?green? policies and practices within an organisation. Consideration is given to environmental risk, environmental decision-making and integrated management techniques. Phase 2 Completion of Phase 2 (PgD level) will result in a Postgraduate Diploma and allow you to progress to Phase 3 (MSc level). Core units for the PgD or MSc Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Management are: ? Occupational Hygiene 2 or Ergonomics ? Health and Safety 2 ? Pollution Control and Monitoring Optional units for the PgD or MSc Occupational Health and Safety are: ? Construction Safety ? Employment and Contract Law ? Statistics and Epidemiology ? Ergonomics You must also undertake a research methods course and complete a Case StudyProject Proposal or Work Based Learning Project Specification, which is compulsory for all students seeking an MSc award. Phase 3 In Phase 3 (MSc Level) you must complete a Work Based Research Independent Project or a Work Based Learning Project. Flexible Study: Distance learning courses offer great flexibility Information Days: The University runs a series of Postgraduate Information Days throughout the year. For details and to book a place, please click on the Open Days tab above.

The University of Portsmouth has been offering courses in Health and Safety to serve industrial and professional needs in the UK and abroad since 1976. In 1996 we successfully launched our distance learning MSc programme. The MSc is awarded for successful completion of three phases. Each full phase will require about 400 hours of study. If you can commit about 10 hours each week for 40 weeks of...

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