|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc (Hons))|
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage workplace safety and health in order to protect workers from injuries and illnesses caused by work. On our course you will gain the technical knowledge and skills to advise employers on preventing workplace fatalities and illnesses among their workforce. You will learn how to promote health and wellbeing within the workplace so that workers can remain healthier for longer and be more productive at work. You will gain technical experience in monitoring workplace contaminants and understand the law pertaining to workplace safety and health.
The course engages students in a dynamic and innovative way from first year through to fourth year. Students learn how to effectively work with people by working within groups and teams to solve real workplace safety and health issues. The course gives a blend of theoretical and practical learning from lectures, laboratory based monitoring, site visits, case studies, enquiry based learning and work placement.
If you are interested in a career protecting worker health and preventing accidents, then the Bachelor of Science Honours in Occupational Safety and Health at the Institute of Technology, Sligo is the course for you. Our course will equip you with all the technical knowledge and skills to advise employers on managing every aspect of workplace safety and health.
Our course has international recognition from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and qualifies you to take up a career as a Health and Safety Advisor/Manager in any type of industry anywhere in the world.
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In May of their third year students will go on work experience before returning in October for the fourth year of the course. Spending up to five months in an organisation the student will work in the role of a health and safety advisor or safety officer under supervision. The placement is a mandatory element of the course and is invaluable in preparing the student for the fourth year of the course and for a career in Occupational Safety and Health. With over 17 years of graduates in the field of occupational safety and health our reputation and our placement programme has gone from strength to strength.