Apart from the three-day introductory course in Cardiff, the distance learning MSc / Diploma in Occupational Health is delivered entirely on-line and face-to-face contact is not required. Participants are expected to collaborate through the Universitys virtual learning environment, Learning Central (previously known as Blackboard).
The emphasis in the MSc/PG Diploma course is on common occupational health and safety issues encountered in the workplace environment. Areas and concepts covered include:
This course covers the majority of the competencies for specialist training as set out by the Facultz of Occupational Medicine. Many of these areas and concepts will have special relevance to a number of participants on the course. However, other professionals will learn the major issues so that their understanding can be enhanced along with their role as part of the team protecting the health resource of their business.
The Course materials are delivered on-line and participants, divided into groups, will work through tasks and case studies through on-line discussion and collaboration. Students assume responsibility for participating actively in the on-line learning process as a member of their team. Course materials will summarise information and therefore, in some respects, replace lectures. Participants are expected to contribute to the learning process according to their own backgrounds and experience in occupational health. They discuss their findings and conclusions as a group and present them to their tutors and peers.
The modular design of the course will allow focus on problem solving skills and development of an evidence based approach to occupational health issues. Course materials will identify essential reading and include self-assessment tasks. Written assignments will be completed from a large choice and will form part of the module assessment. This will be supplemented by participation in an e-conference, which will be problem-based.
Facts and figures
Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group, a group of 24 leading UK research intensive universities.
We are the 12th largest university in the UK in terms of student numbers with a total estimated income for 2013/14 of £460M.
Our student community
We have 26,269 students enrolled, representing over 100 countries.
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Research and innovation
We have a world-leading research community with a strong and broad research base:
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Our graduates are sought-after by employers - more so than most other major UK universities.
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The MSc programme comprises several phases as set out below:
Introductory familiarisation course (three days).
Delivery of e-modules (over two stages/years, with three modules to be taken in each of two years).
We currently offer the following modules during the taught stages:
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
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In addition to satisfying the Cardiff University English Language Requirements, at the discretion of the relevant Board of Studies, applicants considered will:
Normally possess an initial degree e.g. medicine and nursing.
Have appropriate vocational qualifications in a relevant subject and with an interest in and experience of occupational health services.
Be working in fields with more limited direct involvement with employee health issues such as: trade union officers, human resource managers, scientists etc., subject to the same prior educational standards.
All fees include non-refundable deposit of £1000.
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Cardiff University has committed to invest a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support Home and EU students who are planning to start an eligible full-time master programme in September 2014.
The Scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.
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