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Workplace Health Management Grad Cert / BSc (Hons)

Overview

Get to work

Are you interested in promoting health and safety at work? Are you a nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist or manager? This award-winning programme gained the Innovations in Occupational Health Award in 2011 and could be perfect for you. 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.

Why Nursing at LSBU?

Professional accreditation: we’re accredited by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
Student satisfaction: we’re the no. 1 London modern university for overall satisfaction with course in Health Professions (Guardian League Table 2018).
Our supportive academic staff helped us win No.1 University in London for Academic Support (National Students Survey 2016).
Our facilities create an excellent learning environment.
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

This degree course consists of six modules – each one is worth 20 credit points. Out of these modules, one is a research module which is taught across a range of primary care programmes. The remaining five are OH pathway specific. Some modules are available on a standalone basis. This is subject to availability: we give priority for places on these units to those enrolling on the entire degree course.

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

The options when you graduate from Workplace Health Management are wide: you could end up working in the public or private sectors. In fact, as well as gaining employment within the NHS, our graduates have found jobs with international airlines, the financial services sector, legal practices and manufacturing industries. Others have set up their own successful consultancies.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Placements

Facilities

Teaching and learning

Within the course, each module equates to 200 hours of student effort, 36 hours of which take place in the classroom. This is supplemented with blended learning initiatives that include electronic learning activities and workplace visits.

Teaching consists of formal lectures, seminars, group work and field work activities including a risk assessment activity at the Palm House of Kew Gardens. As well as this, we use a variety of assessment strategies are used essays, case studies, reports, a professional practice portfolio and one examination. There’s no work placement part to 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

For full-time courses, please send your applications through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using our code L75. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

For part-time courses, you can apply directly to the University.

For more details on how to apply (full-time and part-time) see our how to apply page.

International students can either apply through UCAS or directly to LSBU. See the international how to apply page for details.

Accommodation

Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.

Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

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

Fee prices

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4%.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.

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

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Reading list

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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