courses

2868

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleGradCertOccHlth
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Alfred Hospital)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2868
Contact details

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine: telephone +61 3 9903 0563; email pgradenq@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad/

Course coordinator

Professor Malcolm Sim

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
  • Part-time study only.
  • Students are required to attend a number of compulsory blocks of on-campus/on-site study days.

Description

This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, provides a program for professionals in the workplace who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in preventive occupational health practice. It provides the basic knowledge in legal occupational health and safety requirements and competence in assessing and controlling workplace hazards.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • identify the legal requirements of occupational health practice
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of recognition, assessment and control of workplace hazards
  • demonstrate use of monitoring equipment, and interpret results of such testing used to measure the level of hazards in the workplace
  • assess the risks to health of common chemical, physical, biological and psychosocial hazards in the workplace
  • advise on specific measures and management programs to control these hazards in the workplace

Assessment

Assessment includes web-based tasks, written assignments and examinations.

Structure

This course consists of four core units.

Requirements

Students must complete:

Year 1

Semester 1

  • MPH5241 Introduction to occupational health and safety
  • MPH5243 Chemical and biological hazards

Semester 2

  • MPH5222 Assessment and control of workplace hazards
  • MPH5244 Ergonomic and physical hazards

Progression to further studies

This course articulates with 0160 Graduate Diploma in Occupational and Environmental Health and then 2312 Master of Occupational and Environmental Health or can lead to 0046 Master of Public Health.

Award(s)

Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health