BSc (Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment

The BSc (Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment by distance learning is a novel approach to delivering health, saftey and hygiene trainingand will aloow a wider range of applicants to gain access to this growning field of employment.

This programme is accredited by both the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and to Certificate level for the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).

The programme is normally studied over two years with students studying 60 credits each year. Applicants without a suitable health and safety qualification, for example the NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent, will be required to successfully complete the 30 credit Introduction to Occupational Safety Practice course prior to joining the BSc.

Course title
BSc Occupational Safety, Health and Environment
Duration
2 years
Level
6
Course start
September 2013
Cost
£10,100
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Modules

Introduction to Occupational Safety Practice (Pre-requisite) (30 credits)
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OMED1159
Course Title
Introduction to Occupational Safety Practice
Department
Property and Construction Management
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None
School
ADC
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30
Level
6
This module aims to:
  • Introduce the student to the concepts of workplace safety, health and hygiene.
  • Make the student aware of the significance of good workplace health, safety and hygiene.
  • Introduce the student to the concept of hazard identification and analysis, and risk assessment and management.
  • Examine some of the more common health, safety and hygiene issues associated with the workplace.
  • Consider the scientific and technical controls available to deal with workplace risks.
At the end of the course, the student should:
  • Gain an overview of the importance of ensuring good occupational health, safety and welfare.
  • Have an awareness of the processes associated with accidents and ill-health in the workplace.
  • Be able to identify hazards in the workplace and undertake a simple risk assessment.
  • Be familiar with some of the more common health, safety and hygiene issues associated with the workplace.
  • Appreciate and understand the application of control measures available for workplace health, safety and hygiene risks.
Environmental Industrial Pollution (15 credits)
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Chemical Hazards (15 credits)
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Ergonomics (15 credits)
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Physical Agents (15 credits)
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Environmental Industrial Management (15 credits)
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Management of Risk (15 credits)
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Dissertation (30 credits)
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Assessment

One subject is examined in the BSc (Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment programme (Environmental Industrial Management).

Career options

Graduates have opportunities as safety advisers; safety officers; safety, health and environment advisers; and occupational hygienists within private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.

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