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Curtin University

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Master of Occupational Health and Safety

  • Masters (Coursework)

Develop theoretical occupational health and safety skills and discover new knowledge and novel ways of solving problems.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
6 months full-time
Course Code
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Online, In person

About this course

This course is designed to develop your passion for the field and inspire your vision of creating a safer and healthier workplace for workers and the community. Our graduates are creative, innovative, confident and progressive individuals capable of and committed to upholding the standards and ethical values of the profession.

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What you will learn

  • apply and integrate the knowledge and principles of occupational health and safety and practical skills required for the prevention of injury and occupational disease in the workplace environment
  • apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to OHS and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
  • develop information literacy skills with access, evaluation and synthesis of relevant information and evidence from a range of resources available in the field of OHS and use appropriate information and communication technology practices
  • communicate effectively and function as part of a team and in collaboration with a range of people including community groups, workers, employers, statutory authorities and their representatives and other professionals
  • use scientific and technological methods with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
  • facilitate, educate, and promote health and safety in the workplace in relation to individuals, families, the community and environment
  • recognise the global nature of OHS issues and be familiar with appropriate international standards
  • demonstrate an understanding of how culture can influence OHS issues
  • develop appropriate skills and knowledge to provide leadership for the improvement of OHS in the workplace

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