Master Of Medical Science/ PhD

Introduction

The Department is responsible for the delivery of the Masters Programme in Occupational and Environmental Health (MOEH). This programme, launched at the beginning of 2003, is based on the successful postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health (DOH) programme run by the Occupational Health Programme of the Department of Community Health and Department of Medicine since 1999. As it stands, the DOH provides most of the core modules necessary for the masters’ programmes. Once students have completed the core modules, they could choose one of three masters’ streams: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Occupational Hygiene or Environmental Health.

Since 2003 Dr. Saloshni Naidoo has been responsible for the co-ordination of these programmes.

Purpose

This qualification aims to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and competence in the field of occupational and environmental health as a clinical and public health discipline, including the relevant legislation, occupational and environmental medicine, occupational hygiene, occupational and environmental toxicology and epidemiology. It is intended to ensure that practitioners in the discipline provide the highest standards of service delivery to workers and communities in protecting their health, and to management of industrial enterprises in ensuring that their obligations are met.

Objectives

Train health professionals to acquire an in-depth knowledge of workplace related health and safety problems.

Provide professionals with an understanding of how to identify, assess, evaluate and control such hazards

Provide health professionals with the skills to anticipate recognise and manage associated health effects.

Provide such professionals with the skills to conduct basic research into workplace related health issues.

Provide such professionals with the knowledge of industrial processes and its effect on health issues

 

Master of Medical Science (Occupational and Environmental Health)

Curriculum for Master of Medical Science – Occupational and Environmental Health (M-MDSC)
Code Module name
OCEH82F M Thesis Occupational and Environmental Health F/T Yr1
OCEH8CY M Thesis Occup & Environ Health Continuing
OCEH82Y M Thesis Occupational and Environmental Health Subseq Yr

 

Occupational and Environmental Health

CHS -OCEHD1 Eligibility for Doctor of Philosophy Occupational and Environmental Health

Candidates are eligible to apply for selection to register for the qualification of Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational & Environmental Health provided they have obtained a relevant Master’s degree or an appropriate professional qualification deemed appropriate by the school

Curriculum for Doctor of Philosophy – Occupational and Environmental Health (PHDMD)
Code Module Name
OCEH9FY PhD Occup & Envir Health
OCEH9CY PhD Occup & Envir Health Continuing
OCEH9YS PhD Occup & Envir Health Subsequent Year
OCEH91P PhD Occup & Envir Health P/T Yr 1
OCEH92P PhD Occup & Envir Health P/T Yr 2