M.Sc. Occupational and Environmental Medicine By Research / Phd

University of Birmingham | Birmingham, United Kingdom
The Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is a World Health Organization Collaboration Centre in Occupational Health and has links with scientists in many countries. Research is divided into two overlapping and complementary areas: environment-oriented areas, which follow the tradition of preventive medicine with a focus on causal determinants; and outcome-oriented areas, which are based on clinical medicine and epidemiology.

Description of Occupational and Environmental Medicine By Research / Phd

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The Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (IOEM) is a World Health Organisation Collaboration Centre in Occupational Health and has links with scientists in many countries, including Norway, Finland, United States, Taiwan, China, Chile and Brazil.
The IOEM conducts research and teaching programmes in occupational and environmental medicine, including occupational epidemiology, ergonomics, toxicology, hygiene, and other related disciplines. The main focus of activity is related to the assessment and management of risks arising from work activities.
We have a history of welcoming both home and international students and many alumni maintain contact with the Institute, allowing us to continually build working relationships at a national and international level. Research is divided into two overlapping and complementary areas:

  • Environment-oriented areas, which follow the tradition of preventive medicine with a focus on causal determinants
  • Outcome-oriented areas, which are based on clinical medicine and epidemiology

Doctoral and masters students are encouraged to seek the support and advice of senior staff for their studies and research career.

Key facts

Type of Course: Doctoral research

Duration: PhD: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MPhil: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Start date: Research degrees may start at any time of the year, though for most this will be September 2012

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

Home/EU: £3,950 (full-time); £1975 (part-time)

International: £16,230 with laboratory (full-time only); or £12,565 classroom (full-time only)

Not specified
Start date Any time  2015 Research degrees may start at any time of the year, though for most this will be September
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Research interests of staff

  • Outdoor air pollution; indoor air pollution; environmental burden and pathways; occupational lung disease. Professor John Ayres
    Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6023
    Email: j.g.ayres@bham.ac.uk
    Dr Hubert Lam
    Tel: +44 (0)121 4148117
    Email: lamhkb@gmail.com
  • Occupational exposure assessment; methods for evaluating exposure to workplace hazards and effectiveness of control measures; risk assessment methodology for human health integrating exposures from occupational and environmental sources; use of bio-engineering techniques in occupational setting for assessing effectiveness of dermal protection methods; European risk assessment methods for metals. Dr Steven Sadhra
    Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6008
    Email: s.sadhra@bham.ac.uk
  • Occupational epidemiology: cohort, case-control, cross-sectional and nested case-control study designs; role of causal effects, bias, confounding and chance in epidemiological findings; measure of effect and causal inference; the identification and quantification of occupational cancer hazards. Professor Tom Sorahan
    Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3644
    Email: t.m.sorahan@bham.ac.uk

English Language Requirements

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7
CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
600
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
95

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Requirements for Occupational and Environmental Medicine By Research / Phd

- PhD: 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject or 2:2 (Hons) plus a Masters degree (with merit/distinction)

- MSc by research: 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject)

English language requirements

  • IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band
  • TOEFL 600 Paper-based test /250 Computer-based test

Work Experience for Occupational and Environmental Medicine By Research / Phd

No work experience is required.

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