2018 Postgraduate Courses

Master of Work Health & Safety | 2018

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 / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 935120

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 and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Critically analyse and evaluate WHS issues using data, research and argument.
2 Develop and demonstrate effective responses to WHS issues with creativity, logic and critical thinking.
3 Effectively 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 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, Spring 2018/Autumn 2019
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, Spring 2018/Autumn 2019
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 Annual, Spring 2018/Autumn 2019

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

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

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).

Other Information

For further information email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 20 February, 2018