2017 Postgraduate Courses

Master of Work Health & Safety | 2017

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Work Health & Safety

Abbreviation:

MWHS

UOW Course Code:

1645

CRICOS Code:

083559G

Total Credit Points:

72

Duration:

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Social Sciences

Intake Session(s):

Autumn

Delivery Mode:

Flexible

Delivery Campus:

Wollongong

Additional Information:

Course Finder

Overview

The Master of Work Health & Safety provides an intensive professional program of study in the area of occupational health & safety. Knowledge and skill development throughout the course is applied to a research-based capstone workplace project in the final stage of the degree to develop a high level of evidence-based professional practice in one of the following specialisations:

  • Ergonomics
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Risk Management

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Work Health & Safety will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse, evaluate and interpret WHS issues using data, research and argument.
  2. Develop and demonstrate expertise through effective responses to WHS issues with creativity, logic and critical thinking.
  3. Effectively interpret, articulate and convey work health & safety knowledge, skills and ideas to collaborate and engage with people in different settings and different cultural environments.
  4. Describe and demonstrate strategies to acknowledge, appreciate and respect diversity.
  5. Develop strategies to maintain personal integrity within the field of WHS.
  6. Identify, critically evaluate, reflect on, synthesise and apply appropriate resources and technologies for professional practice in WHS in order to function effectively in the digital environment. 

Course Structure

The Master of Work Health & Safety requires the successful completion of at least 72 credit points of subjects including:

  1. 48 credit points of core subjects; and
  2. 24 credit points for the selected specialisation. 

CORE SUBJECTS

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
HAS 860 People & Work 6 Autumn
HAS 871 WHS Risk Management 6 Autumn
HAS 980 Industrial Epidemiology & Toxicology 6 Autumn
LAW 969 Work Health and Safety Law 6 Winter
HAS 870 Work Injury Management 6 Spring
HAS 861 Workplace Hazards & Hygiene 6 Spring
HAS 973 Occupational Health & Safety Systems 6 Spring
HAS 961 Physical Hazards at Work 6 Spring

SPECIALISATIONS

There are three specialisations for the Master of Work Health and Safety:

  • Ergonomics (24 credit points);
  • Occupational Hygiene (24 credit points); and
  • Risk Management (24 credit points).
ERGONOMICS SPECIALISATION
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 2
HAS 941 Research Methods 6 Autumn
HAS 979 Ergonomics Essentials 6 Autumn
HAS 964 Ergonomics Workplace Project 12 Annual, Autumn, Spring
OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE SPECIALISATION

Subject Code

Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 2
HAS 941 Research Methods 6 Autumn
HAS 962 Occupational Hygiene 6 Autumn
HAS 965 Occupational Hygiene Workplace Project 12 Annual, Autumn, Spring
RISK MANAGEMENT SPECIALISATION

Subject Code

Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 2
HAS 941 Research Methods 6 Autumn
HAS 967 Advanced WHS Risk Management 6 Autumn
HAS 963 Workplace Project 12 Autumn, Annual and Spring

  

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Master of Work Health and Safety has been accredited by the Australian Occupational Health & Safety Educators Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB).

The Occupational Hygiene specialisation has been accredited by the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). This specialisation fulfils the educational requirements for full membership of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH).

The Master of Work Health and Safety specialisations in Ergonomics, Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management are accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) of the UK.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 18 January, 2017