Bachelor in Science, Occupational Health and Safety Psychology, Level 6, BSc.OHP

This program is designed for health and safety professionals wishing to enhance their academic achievement, skills and obtain bachelor level degree within their area of expertise in order to launch their professional career or gain promotion or enter research in their chosen field. Designed for Health, Safety. Emergency and Environment professionals looking for a flexible way to continue their academic studies while working.

The Bachelor in Science Occupational Health and Safety and the Masters in Science Occupational Health and Safety Leadership are developed and delivered with UARD’s exclusive delivery partner Horizon. Horizon was founded in 2007 and works in the field of consulting services in the field of occupational health and safety, providing training to personnel engaged in the oil and gas industry and other production facilities, which are classified as dangerous. Horizon uses its extensive international experience and network to increase workplace safety.

Entry Requirements

A suitable GPA in high school graduation.

Be currently employed or about to be employed in a relevant organisation.

Further requirements and regulations can be found at the end of this document.

Students may complete the programme  by enrolling course-by-course

Students may complete the programme  by enrolling course-by-course

Awarding Requirements

To be awarded the title of BSc in Science Occupational Health and Safety, graduates must have:

  1. Completed 360 points from the following schedule of courses within 36 months of starting the programme
  2. Have attained a GPA of 3.5 or better (67%-70%)
  3. Have no outstanding fees

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students that have completed a recognised programme of learning, with learning outcomes that match the courses of study below, may apply for RPL. 

Students that have acceptable work experience, may apply for Current Competency point credits.

In total point credit that can be awarded is 75% of the total Bachelor programme. This means, up to 270 point credits can be awarded, and a further 90 points must be gained to receive the award of this Bachelor.

Contact our exclusive delivery partners Horizon for enrolment information directly via their website for professional guidance and career advice in occupational health & safety leadership.

Courses are Modular

Courses are grouped  into Modules, to enable students to batch their learning according to their work commitments, study schedule, family requirements and financial capacity (not all students can afford to enrol into an entire Bachelor course).

Some modules include courses across years, for example, two courses from year one and one course from year two, as is appropriate. Additionally, some modules contain more courses than other modules. This is due to the style of assessments, type of topics and point value of the courses.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how to identify and evaluate occupational health hazards and risks.
  • Understand how to develop and implement control strategies for managing occupational health risks.
  • Understand the importance of promoting a positive health and safety culture within an organisation.
  • Be able to assess the existing health and safety culture of an organisation.
  • Understand the factors that influence staff behaviour.
  • Know how to develop a strategy for improving the health and safety culture of an organisation.
  • Be able to develop and present a business case for improving the health and safety culture of an organisation.

Assessment Strategies

To ensure a range of assessment strategies are used across modules (see the next section) an abbreviation is used to show the balance.

  • Written tests – WT
  • Multiple choice quizzes – MCQ
  • Analysis and application assignments – AAA
  • Case study investigations – CS
  • Research projects – RP
  • Presentations – P
  • Video recorded submissions – V
  • Groupwork – G
  • Work Based Projects/assignments WP
  • Exam – E

Included Courses

ModuleCodesNamesYearAS
M14OHHEOccupational hygiene, health and ergonomics1WTMCQ
4OHSFToxicology and Science Foundation1AAACS
4OHPhilosophy and Approaches to Health and Safety at Work1RPP
M24OHIPIntroduction to Industrial Psychology1VG
4OHBCBusiness Communication1WPE
4OHPMPrinciples & Practice of Management1WTMCQ
M34OHOSIntroduction to Occupational Safety & Health1AAACS
4OHPHPublic Health & Health Safety Welfare Legislation1RPP
4OHHEIntroduction to Health Economics1VG
M44OHOHOccupational Health1WPE
5OHSESafety Engineering I2WTMCQ
5OHHHIndustrial Hygiene I 2AAACS
M55OHSHRisk Management for Safety and Health 2RPP
5OHHRManagement of Human Resources 2VG
5OHEWErgonomics at work2WPE
M65OHITIndustrial Toxicology & Chemical Hazards2WTMCQ
5OHEMEnvironmental Management2AAACS
5OHFSFire Safety2RPP
M75OHIHIndustrial Hygiene II2VG
5OHAIAccident Investigation2WPE
6OHEAEnvironmental Assessment and Management3WTMCQ
M86OHSWSociology of Work3AAACS
6OHRMResearch Methods3RPP
6OHEWTraining & Educating Workers 3VG
M96OHWMWaste Management 3WPE
6OHPMProject Management3WTMCQ
6OHHPHazard Prevention & Strategy  3AAACS
M106OHMSMaintenance Strategy 3RPP
6OHDNDissertation or 6OHRP3RPP
6OHRPResearch Methods & Project or 6OHDN3RPP

Contact our exclusive delivery partners Horizon for enrolment information directly via their website for professional guidance and career advice in occupational health & safety leadership.

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