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Master of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology

Course code I01

Aims to develop professionals in the field of occupational and environmental hygiene.

In particular, this coursework Masters aims to develop the skills of identification, evaluation and control of workplace hazards that may adversely impact on the health of workers and/or the local community.

On completion of the program it is expected that students should be able to: demonstrate a high level competence in identification, evaluation and control of potential occupational and environmental stressors; demonstrate a good understanding of the potential impacts of a range of occupational agents and conditions on exposed populations; evaluate the qualitative and quantitative occupational aspects of exposure assessments, including dose-response and risk; recommend and evaluate appropriate control measures using the hierarchy of control to reduce or eliminate exposures to occupational and/or environmental hazards; participate in the development and implementation of appropriate occupational hygiene monitoring programs; interpret and advise on legislation and standards as it may apply to a range of occupational hazards; solve multifaceted problems by a combination of site observations, review of the literature, exposure measurement and data analysis using scientific methodology; and communicate effectively to a wide audience base on a range of occupational hygiene issues.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

I01

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $8,900

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I01

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

This course is not offered for study on-campus to international students with a student visa.

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
OHS6144Occupational Hygiene 1: Chemical Aspects20
OHS6162Occupational Hygiene 3: Control20
OHS5118Occupational Hygiene Science20
OHS6136Occupational Epidemiology20
OHS6159Occupational Hygiene 2: Physical and Biological Aspects20
OHS6178Occupational Toxicology20
OHS6176Occupational Hygiene Sampling and Study Design20
OHS6205Health, Safety and Workplace Environment20
OHS6135Health and Safety Principles in Practice20
HST6106Health Science Research Project 120
HST6107Health Science Research Project 220
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches20

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise complex occupational hygiene ideas, concepts and theories in workplace situations.
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to design innovative contributions to professional occupational hygiene practice or scholarship.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of discipline knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of Occupational Hygiene professional practice or scholarship.
  4. Use high level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute an occupational hygiene project.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH)

Accredited by: British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)

Graduates from this course will be exempted from the BOHS Diploma and can apply to take the BOHS Diploma oral examination.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $8,900 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course are in demand to handle the many issues relating to occupational hygiene in both Australia and internationally. Graduates are suitable for roles as occupational hygiene technicians or occupational hygienists in a range of industries including the mining, oil & gas, construction, manufacturing, government and non-government sectors, and consulting.

Possible future job titles

Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Hygiene Technician, Industrial Hygienist, Industrial Hygiene Technician, Occupational Health.

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