Social & Environmental Sciences

PROGRAM DURATION

6 - 8 Months (Self Paced)
Maximum Allowed Duration: 24 Months
Expected Effort: 10-15 hours/week

Advanced PG Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management

This program provides you with an in-depth knowledge and expertise in the science underpinning work related health and safety. It places a strong emphasis on modern day occupational health and safety concerns.

TOTAL CREDITS: 32

Next Start Date

01 JAN

2019

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INTRODUCTION

Why study this program?


Introduction

“Stay safe and be productive”
“Safety First”

The best practices in occupational health and safety management (OHSM) have evolved into a composite discipline creating a need of specialized professionals who are trained to focus on well-being of the workforce. The objective of this modern day broad specialty is to promote and maintain a high level of physical, mental and social welfare of workers in all occupations and mitigate the risks to health with a strict adherence to evidence based preventive medicine.

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a dynamic discipline which ensures that all the determinants of health related to work are understood and best practice guidelines are developed and implemented. Modern day occupational health practice gives particular importance to preventive strategies for mitigating risks of cancers, accidents, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, communicable diseases and psycho-social morbidity. The evolving sciences of ergonomics and occupational health psychology are also drawing major attention from professional organizations.

Occupational health and safety management has received particular importance worldwide as a mandatory exercise for global economic development. It has been included as a basic component of human rights by the UN in a special rapporteur on health in 2012. The Word Health Organization has defined a strategy for occupational health in the WHO Global Plan for Workers Health, 2008-2017 and promotes a network of collaborating centers worldwide.

This Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health and safety management is a distance e-Learning course that offers an in-depth knowledge and expertise in the science underpinning work related health and safety. The main objective of the program is to develop professionals with a strong research focus to augment conventional occupational health practice into an evidence based interdisciplinary practice.

This is a taught program and participants are mentored and also expected to interface with the faculty and co-participants through on-line interactions. This diploma course in occupational health and safety management places a strong emphasis on modern day occupational health and safety concerns. With a detailed study of the regulatory and legal framework related to occupational safety, this program also develops problem solving skills related to safety risk identification and mitigation.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

What will be taught?


Program Structure

MODULE 01: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
MODULE 02: OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD MANAGEMENT / MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE
MODULE 03: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND EVIDENCE BASED OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
MODULE 04: OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND ILLNESSES
MODULE 05: OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE
MODULE 06: CLINICAL OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
MODULE 07: REGULATORY, LEGAL & ETHICAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH COMPLIANCE
MODULE 08: WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT, SECURITY & EMERGENCIES
MODULE 09: SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

TOTAL CREDITS: 32

MODE OF STUDY: ONLINE

ASSESSMENT

How will I be assessed?


Assessment

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis by the faculty based on the following criteria:

One is the completion of the online multiple choice question tests that follow each lesson; and second is the timely submission of assignments for each study module within the JLI e-Campus.

Your academic performance in the program will be assessed on a 4 point GPA scale. More details about our evaluation system is available in the following link: Evaluation System

ELIGIBILITY

Am I eligible?


Eligibility

The minimum eligibility criteria for Advanced PG Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management (APGDOHSM) would include either of the following:

- Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc
- Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS etc
- Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health
- Any degree in Engineering
- Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses are also eligible to apply.

If you lack the above mentioned educational prerequisite you may still be eligible to apply if you have some prior work experience in a related area. Please contact our admission representatives / counsellor to discuss your case.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

What support will I receive?


Academic Support

As a student you can interact online with the faculty members and fellow students to network and to discuss important topics via your e-Campus. The faculty promptly answers all questions related to the study in the Online Campus Tutoring Center (OCTC).

Towards the end of the program you will be provided placement assistance if required and career development support via the “Student Success Team”.


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Program Fee

How much will it cost?
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Occupational health and safety experts help to identify, prevent and minimize dangerous situations in a work environment which can lead to accidents causing disabilities, deaths and even long term impacts on the health of workers. They help organizations develop processes that are safer and more efficient.

If you pursue a career in this field, you might design programs to control, eliminate or prevent health problems caused by chemical, physical or biological agents. You might advise organizations about using more ergonomically designed equipment or furniture. You might conduct occupational safety inspections or evaluate how well employers adhere to laws, regulations or policies designed to protect their workers' health and safety.


JOB OUTLOOK

Job opportunities for occupational health and safety specialists are expected to surge 7 percent from 2012 to 2022. Specialists will be required to work in various industries to make sure that organizations are in compliance with both existing and new regulations.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition
Bureau of Labor Statistics,
U.S. Department of Labor


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