Occupational Health and Safety, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T032

Previous Codes: A4050.1, A4051.1, A4052.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

This major focuses on the practice of workplace health within national and international frameworks. It explores issues such as the physical, social and mental impact of the occupational environment on health. Strategies for the management of workplace health are examined, together with methods of monitoring and evaluating occupational health programs. Students have the opportunity to develop a safety systems program concentrating on hazard identification, risk assessment and devising control measures incorporating safety management principles. Students in this major can further focus their studies in areas relevant workplace health and safety officers, such as project management, and research and development.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Online Stewart Alford
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Stewart Alford

Major Structure

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Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) 1 year pathway

Students must complete 80 credit points, as listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
Domain Subjects
PUBH 7016Introduction to Epidemiology10
PUBH 7033The Social Determinants of Health10
Specialisation Core
HLTH 7022Advanced Health Service Management10
PUBH 7018Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care10
POLI 7002Translation from Theory and Research to Policy10
PUBH 7034Workplace Safety and Risk Management10
Capstone /Applied Subjects
HLTH 7027Professional Project in Health 120
Total Credit Points80

Further information on recommended progression is available on the Postgraduate Health Science progresson page.

Postgraduate Health Science Progression

Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) 1.5 year pathway

Students must complete 120 credit points, including all the Domian and Specialisation Core Subjects.

Subject Title Credit Points
Domain Subjects
PUBH 7016Introduction to Epidemiology10
PUBH 7033The Social Determinants of Health10
PUBH 7031Health Systems and Policy10
HLTH 7025Healthcare Data for Decision-Making10
Specialisation Core
HLTH 7022Advanced Health Service Management10
PUBH 7018Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care10
POLI 7002Translation from Theory and Research to Policy10
PUBH 7034Workplace Safety and Risk Management10
Capstone /Applied Subjects
Please note that the following subjects have Enrolment Restrictions.
Select one of the following 40 credit point subjects:40
Dissertation
Dissertation (Part Time)
Financial Management of Projects
Professional Internship in Health
Professional Internship in Health (Part-time)
OR the following two subjects for 40 credit points
Professional Project in Health 1
Professional Project in Health 2
OR the following 20 credit point subject plus two 10 credit point subjects from the list of alternate subjects below
Professional Project in Health 1
Alternate subjects
Translation from Theory and Research to Policy
Research into Practice: bridging the clinician-researcher divide in applied and creative therapies
Employment Relations Professional Practice
Industrial Relations and Workplace Change
Time and Quality Management
Reward Management
Strategic Employment Relations
Financial Reports for Decision Making
Developing Human Capital and Organisational Capability
Diversity, Labour Markets and Workforce Planning
Innovation Through Digital Technology
Governance, Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship
New Venture Finance
Entrepreneurial Management Capabilities
Innovation for New Markets
Innovation, Creativity and Foresight
Advanced Healthcare Data Environments
Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders
Risk Management and Decision Making
Leadership in Clinical Practice
Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision
Supporting Aged Communities
Advanced Healthcare Software and Systems
Health Advancement and Health Promotion
Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care
Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
Communicable Diseases
Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
Surveillance and Disaster Planning
Introduction to Biostatistics
Research Protocol Design and Practice
Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
Analytic Approaches in Epidemiology
Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
Environmental Epidemiology
Controversies in Epidemiology
Data Management and Programming for Epidemiology
Qualitative Research Methodology in Health
Project Management
Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research
Writing Beyond the Academy: Knowledge Translation and Public Audience Communication
Digital Health Management
Patient-centred digital healthcare
Health Services Financing
Quality and Safety
Health Systems Planning and Evaluation
Total Credit Points120

Replaced Subjects

The units listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier.

HUMN 4009 - Research Design 1: Theories of Enquiry, replaced by HUMN 4001 Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research

HUMN 4012 - Research Literacies, replaced by HUMN 4003 Writing Beyond the Academy: Knowledge Translation and Public Audience Communication

Further information on recommended progression is available on the Postgraduate Health Science progression page.

Postgraduate Health Science Progression

Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) 2 year pathway

Students must complete 160 credit points, including all the Domian and Specialisation Core Subjects.

Subject Title Credit Points
Domain Subjects
PUBH 7016Introduction to Epidemiology10
PUBH 7033The Social Determinants of Health10
PUBH 7031Health Systems and Policy10
HLTH 7025Healthcare Data for Decision-Making10
Specialisation Core
HLTH 7022Advanced Health Service Management10
PUBH 7018Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care10
POLI 7002Translation from Theory and Research to Policy10
PUBH 7034Workplace Safety and Risk Management10
Special Focus Group and alternate subjects
Students can choose four subjects from a Special Focus Group, or any combination of four subjects from the Special Focus Groups, or complete four alternate subjects.40
Special Focus Group: Human Resources
Developing Human Capital and Organisational Capability
Diversity, Labour Markets and Workforce Planning
Employment Relations Professional Practice
Industrial Relations and Workplace Change
Reward Management
Strategic Employment Relations
Special Focus Group: Project Management
Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders
Financial Management of Projects
Time and Quality Management
Risk Management and Decision Making
Strategic Project Management
Project Management
Special Focus Group: Aged Care Management
Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care
Leadership in Clinical Practice
Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
Supporting Aged Communities
Advanced Healthcare Software and Systems
Special Focus Group: Research
Qualitative Research Methodology in Health
Research Protocol Design and Practice
Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research
Writing Beyond the Academy: Knowledge Translation and Public Audience Communication
Alternate subjects
Translation from Theory and Research to Policy
Research into Practice: bridging the clinician-researcher divide in applied and creative therapies
Employment Relations Professional Practice
Industrial Relations and Workplace Change
Reward Management
Strategic Employment Relations
Financial Reports for Decision Making
Developing Human Capital and Organisational Capability
Diversity, Labour Markets and Workforce Planning
Innovation Through Digital Technology
Governance, Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship
New Venture Finance
Entrepreneurial Management Capabilities
Innovation for New Markets
Innovation, Creativity and Foresight
Advanced Healthcare Data Environments
Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders
Risk Management and Decision Making
Strategic Project Management
Financial Management of Projects
Time and Quality Management
Leadership in Clinical Practice
Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision
Supporting Aged Communities
Health Advancement and Health Promotion
Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care
Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
Communicable Diseases
Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
Surveillance and Disaster Planning
Introduction to Biostatistics
Research Protocol Design and Practice
Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
Analytic Approaches in Epidemiology
Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
Environmental Epidemiology
Controversies in Epidemiology
Data Management and Programming for Epidemiology
Qualitative Research Methodology in Health
Digital Health Management
Patient-centred digital healthcare
Workplace Safety and Risk Management
Project Management
Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research
Writing Beyond the Academy: Knowledge Translation and Public Audience Communication
Capstone / Applied Subjects
Please note that the following subjects have Enrolment Restrictions.
Select on of the following 40 credit point subjects:40
Dissertation
Dissertation (Part Time)
Professional Internship in Health
Professional Internship in Health (Part-time)
OR complete the two following 20 credit point subjects
Professional Project in Health 1
Professional Project in Health 2
Total Credit Points160

Replaced Subjects

The units listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier.

HUMN 4009 - Research Design 1: Theories of Enquiry, replaced by HUMN 4001 Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research

HUMN 4012 - Research Literacies, replaced by HUMN 4003 Writing Beyond the Academy: Knowledge Translation and Public Audience Communication

Further information on recommended progression is available on the Postgraduate Health Science progression page.

Postgraduate Health Science Progression

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