University of Birmingham

Master in Science of Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment - Máster en Ciencias de la Salud Ocupacional, Seguridad y Medio Ambiente

University of Birmingham
  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Birmingham
  • Precio:
    £6,840 (Home/EU students)
    £18,900 (International Students)
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Birmingham B15 2TT
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Science of Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment MSc/Diploma

Presentación

This joint programme recognises the increasing demand from both industry and enforcement bodies to integrate occupational health, safety and environmental management issues.

On completion of this course you will be in a position to identify, evaluate and provide solutions to a wide range of hazards and risks to be found in industry, commerce, marine and agricultural situations. It is accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the Institute of Acoustics (Environmental Noise module).

Requisitos

Entry on to the courses requires a 2:1 (Hons) degree in a relevant discipline.

International students:

Academic requirements
We accept a range of qualifications

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students

Programa

The MSc is offered on a full-time (one-year) and part-time (two-year) basis. The Postgraduate Diploma is only available part time. In the Full time MSc, both of the following elements are taken concurrently.

Part time MSc Year 1: taught elements (described below) - a mixture of block and day release
Part time MSc Year 2: research elements

Core Module

This module will provide the students with an introduction to post graduate study and will include an overview of information sources, literature searching, computing and library facilities.

Chemical and Biological Incident Management

This module will provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of the scientific and legislative issues related to the management of chemical and biological incidents. The causes and types of incident will be introduced. The management of such incidents will be examined in detail, covering the contribution of the different agencies, legislative issues, communication with the public and techniques in remediation. The module will provide students with the ability to design a management plan for an incident.

Environmental Noise Module

This will be a practically based module which will enable students to make reliable measurements of background noise and noise from a variety of noise sources, according to the requirements of relevant British Standards, Codes of Practice or legislation. The presentation and interpretation of the measured data will be considered and the significance of measured noise levels in terms of acceptability to people will be assessed. The principal methods of noise control to mitigate the impact of noise on the community will be identified. Having considered the above the student will be able to critically appraise the noise measurement methodology, data and interpretation in reports and environmental appraisals, and to comment on proposals for noise impact mitigation.

Occupational Health and Hygiene Module

This practically based module will provide students with an introduction to the role and interface of occupational health professionals. It will enable students to recognise, evaluate and control a comprehensive range of hazards found in the workplace. The opportunity to study in detail specific occupational diseases will be afforded, for example, dermatitis and occupational cancer. Practical sessions will provide the opportunity to devise, implement and evaluate monitoring programmes for biological, chemical, physical and radioactive workplace hazards. The principal methods to control and to mitigate the impact of occupational hazards on the worker will be identified. There will be an assessment of the current UK and international occupational health standards together with a study of legal controls.

Risk and Safety Management Module

This module will commence with a consideration of the legal requirements for safety management. There will be consideration of the legal relationship between employer and employee, which will include a review of the current case law relating to civil liability. There will be a review of occupational accident and ill health data and its relevance as a management tool will be evaluated. Theories of accident causation will be examined and management strategies to prevent accidents will be considered. In particular the role of the individual and the organisation will be explored. Quantitative and qualitative risk assessment methods will be studied. The philosophy of the management of controls to prevent accidents will be considered.

Safety Technology Module

This module will examine the integrity of machinery, plant and structures including the causes and consequences of failure and a consideration of preventative measures. The hazards arising from machinery, plant premises and processes will be evaluated and the technological and scientific principles which can be applied to remove or control the subsequent risk will be studied in detail. The following areas will also be considered with respect to their relevance to workplace safety; movement of people and materials, electricity and fire. Relevant legislative controls will be studied.

Research Methodology Module

This module will provide students with the underpinning skills necessary for them to successfully undertake an MSc research dissertation. It will provide students with an understanding of processes needed to plan, implement and evaluate a research based study. In particular there will be sessions looking at hypothesis generation, survey design, sampling strategies, questionnaire design, computing skills for research, literature searching and an introduction to some basic statistical techniques. During the module students will be expected to formulate their project ideas and to write their research protocols. These will then be presented at the end of the module.

Project

An in-depth piece of project work which is supported by appropriate research and has practical application will be submitted in the form of a 10,000 - 15,000 word dissertation. Projects can take the form of laboratory based or field-work type research.

Salidas profesionales

On completion of this course you will be in a position to identify, evaluate and provide solutions to a wide range of hazards and risks to be found in industry, commerce, marine and agricultural situations. It is accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the Institute of Acoustics (Environmental Noise module).

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