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Workplace Health Management Grad Cert / BSc (Hons)

Overview

This award-winning programme gained the Innovations in Occupational Health Award in 2011. It is led by Anne Harriss who was named Occupational Health Nurse of the Year in 2011. Anne and a programme graduate then gained the 2013 Innovations in Occupational Health. In the same year Anne achieved Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. 

The Workplace Health Management programme is designed for those with an interest in promoting health and safety at work including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and managers. Applicants with a non-clinical background are eligible to enrol on the Graduate Certificate element of the programme which consists of three modules. There is a clinical element to the BSc; as one of the final modules has a clinical component. 

Those who have completed either the Grad Cert or the BSc (Hons) pathways will be able to seek employment  in a wide diversity of settings within both the public and private sectors. In addition to gaining employment within the NHS, graduates of programmes offered by LSBU have gained employment with international airlines, the financial services sector, legal practices and manufacturing industries. Others have set up their own successful consultancies. 

You will spend 50% of the course in an OH practice setting. Shared learning with other practitioners who work in the OH setting is encouraged. 

The degree course consists of six modules each worth 20 credit points. Of these; one is a research module, and is taught across a range of primary care programmes. The remaining five are OH pathway specific. Some modules are available on a stand-alone basis. This is subject to availability - priority for places on these units is given to those enrolling on the entire degree course.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Part-time
Duration
1 year
Start Date
September
Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Start Date
September
Location
Mode
Part-time
Duration
2 years
Start Date
September
Location

Modules

Full-time Graduate Certificate

Completed in one year of study.

Semester 1

  • Role of the occupational health practitioner
    This module explores the ethical, legal and professional issues impacting on OH practice. 
  • Assessing risk 1
    This module introduces risk assessment, provides an overview of health and safety legislation and introduces ergonomics. 
  • Assessing risk 2
    This module further develops the skills of risk assessment focusing on physical hazards and food hygiene. 

Part-time Graduate Certificate

Completed over two semesters but within two academic years.

  • Role of the occupational health practitioner
    This module explores the ethical, legal and professional issues impacting on OH practice and is delivered in year 1, semester 1.
  • Assessing risk 1
    This module introduces risk assessment, provides an overview of health and safety legislation and introduces ergonomics and is delivered in year 1, semester 1.
  • Assessing risk 2
    This module further develops the skills of risk assessment focusing on physical hazards and food hygiene. The module is delivered in year 2, semester 1. 

Full-time BSc / PgDip

Completed in one year of study

Semester 1

  • Role of the occupational health practitioner
    This module explores the ethical, legal and professional issues impacting on OH practice. 
  • Assessing risk 1
    This module introduces risk assessment, provides an overview of health and safety legislation and introduces ergonomics. 
  • Assessing risk 2
    This module further develops the skills of risk assessment focusing on physical hazards and food hygiene. 

Semester 2

  • Evaluating research for health care
    This module develops the ability to critique research papers. 
  • Environmental impact
    This is public health focused module considering the environmental impact of a workplace.
  • Applied pathology and rehabilitation
    This module further develops the effect of work on health and health on work and gives an overview the development of return to work recovery strategies. 

Part-time BSc / PgDip

Normally completed within two years of study

Year 1

  • Role of the occupational health practitioner
    This module explores the ethical, legal and professional issues impacting on OH practice. 
  • Assessing risk 1
    This module introduces risk assessment, provides an overview of health and safety legislation and introduces ergonomics. 
  • Evaluating research for health care
    This module develops the ability to critique research papers. 

Year 2

  • Assessing risk 2
    This module further develops the skills of risk assessment focusing on physical hazards and food hygiene. 
  • Environmental impact
    This is public health focused module considering the environmental impact of a workplace.
  • Applied pathology and rehabilitation 
    This module further develops the effect of work on health and health on work and gives an overview the development of return to work recovery strategies.

Employability

Graduates of the Workplace Health Management seek employment in a wide diversity of settings within both the public and private sectors. In addition to gaining employment within the NHS, graduates of similar programmes offered by LSBU have gained employment with international airlines, the financial services sector, legal practices and manufacturing industries. Others have set up their own successful consultancies.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills. The OH team work very closely with the employability services of the University in order to assist you in gaining employment within the specialty. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies if needed, including:

  • direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
  • Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
  • mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

Placements

Facilities

Teaching and learning

Each module equates to 200 hours of student effort, 36 hours of which take place in the classroom. This is supplementedwith blended learning initiatives including electronic learning activities andworkplace visits.

Teaching includes formal lectures, seminars, group work and field work activities including a risk assessment activity which takes place in the Palm House of Kew Gardens. 

A variety of assessment strategies are used including essays, case studies, reports, a professional practice portfolio and one examination.

There is no placement requirement for this course.

Entry requirements

ForGrad Cert entry

  • Entry requirements are dependant on the experience of the applicant, however we usually are looking for, but notexclusively, 60 credits at level 5 (previously known as level 2)

ForBSc entry

  • Normally 60 credits at level 5 (previously known as level 2)

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
1 year
Start date
September
Application code
4057
Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Start date
September
Application code
4055
Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
2 years
Start date
September
Application code
4056
Application method

You are able to apply for this course through the online CPPD prospectus.

Use code 4057 for the Grad Cert, 4055 for the full-time BSc and 4056 for the part-time BSc.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £12500
AOS/LSBU code: 4055Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £9250
International £12500
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £4625International fee: £6250
AOS/LSBU code: 4056Session code: 1PS01
Total course fee:
UK/EU £9250
International £12500
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £4625International fee: £6250
AOS/LSBU code: 4056Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £9250
International £12500
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £4625International fee: £6250
AOS/LSBU code: 4057Session code: 1PS00

Many students may be able to receive professional development funding to undertake this course. Please speak with your employing Trust to find out options.

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Prepare to start

You can prepare for study on this course by researching the role and function of the Council for Work and Health, and reading the following texts: 

  • Kloss, D and Ballard, J (2012) Discrimination Law and Occupational Health Practice. London: The At Work Partnership
  • Lewis, J and Thornbory, G (2006) Employment Law and Occupational Health – A Practical Handbook. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing
 
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