What will you study on the BSc Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (Top-up)?
There are 4 key elements to this award:
Toxicology and Occupational Hygiene
More people die as a result of exposure to harmful substances (biological, physical and chemical) than through accidents. Thus the award provides you with the skills to determine risk and implement a hierarchy of solutions.
Work Place Safety and Management
Differing management approaches can impact on work place safety and understanding how to work in differing settings to improve safety is a key outcome. You will also learn how to investigate accidents and minimise the severity of incidents.
Organisational Psychology and Ergonomics
Where you work and who you work with and for is a huge part of well being at work. The module looks at individual risk perceptions, safety climates and safety culture
Increasingly environmental appraisal is linked to the safety professionals job profile. The module focuses on developing competence in assessment and managing environmental risks.
What will you gain?
As well as a depth of knowledge and understanding surrounding the subject, you will also gain competence in risk assessment and in communicating suitable solutions. You will have industry and employability specific skills and will have developed a holistic, multi-disciplinary understanding of the scientific, legislative, policy, technical and managerial skills on which to base professional competence in relation to occupational safety, health and environment.
For full-time students, the six compulsory 15 credit modules are studied in one year. In addition, there is a 30 credit research project completed over the length of the course.
For part-time students, you will complete three compulsory modules over two years and half your research project in each year of study. You will still have the same access to University facilities and resources as full-time students