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Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health

Course and Module Credits

The Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health has 128 credits and is a two year part-time programme in which time the registered students will have to meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the core modules and elective modules which must be fulfilled to achieve the required 128 credits.
  • Students are required to complete the core modules which equate to 112 credits.
  • They will then choose from the elective modules a total of 16 credits toward completion of their qualification. Elective modules will be chosen on advice and agreement with the Programme Co-ordinator.

 

Core Modules

The modules and requirements are listed in the tables below.

  • The modules listed in Table 1 are core modules for all students and they must be successfully completed.
  • The Case Studies Module and the Research Project require independent work and require ongoing submissions over the two years.

Table 1

 Modules

Credits

NQF

Level

Code

Year

Semester

1. Occupational and Environmental Health and Epidemiology

16

8

OCEH600

1

1

2. Introductory Principles of Hygiene

16

8

OCEH6H1

1

1

3. Principles of Toxicology

16

8

OCEH6O1

1

2


4. Occupational Health Services Management  and Psychosocial Issues 

16

8

OCEH601

1

2

5. Case Studies
(Occupational Health)

16

8

OCEH602

2

2

6. Research Project (Occupational Health)

32

8

OCEH603

2

2

 

Elective Modules

The modules listed in Table 2 are elective modules. Specific modules (*) have to be taken by the doctors and specific modules (**) are to be taken by the non-medical students.

Students will be required to pass each module in order to obtain the necessary credits to obtain the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health. 

 

Table 2

 Modules

Credits

NQF

Level

Code

Year

Semester

7. Occupational and Environmental Diseases (*)

16

8

OCEH604

2

1

7. Recognition and Evaluation of Occupational Hazards (**)

16

8

OCEH605

2

1

 





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