UCC CPD courses

Psychology Applied to Occupational Health and Safety Online

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Outline

Ensure understanding of psychological principles in enhancing the quality of working life and encourage critical evaluation of the research, theory and application of work-enriching concepts with particular emphasis on changing environments and conditions and their interacting with health and safety-related behaviour and health. Provide an overview of the associations and potential pathways between attitudes, knowledge, organizational cultures and safety-related behaviours and health.

  • The theory and application of positive health psychology.
  • The managment of work stress in dynamic environments.
  • Theory and practice of change management in the workplace.
  • Factors influencing motivation, satisfaction and wellbeing at work.
  • Theories of behaviour change.
  • The application of theory and best practice to 'live' issues.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Online

Semester: 2

Practicalities

To access and interact with the course content, assignments and assessments etc. students will require access to at least a PC/ Laptop running Windows 7 or later and Mac OSX 10.7.4. Common plug-ins such as Microsoft Silverlight, Java and Flash will also be required. Students must have access to MS Office or an equivalent suite of applications such as Libre Office. They must also have access to a modern standards compliant web browser. UCC recommends either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Students will require a webcam and microphone to participate in programme activities.

To engage productively and successfully with the content, basic technical computer skills such as familiarity with word processing, web browsing and email are recommended.

Requirements

  1. A Level 8 honours primary degree (minimum second class honours, grade 2) in a relevant area, for example health-related (Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Environmental Health, Psychology/Behavioural Science, Physiotherapy); Engineering and Human Resource Management and relevant professional experience¹ or work placement in an associated Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare area.

OR

  1. A minimum of a Diploma/Higher Diploma in Occupational Safety, Health and Welfare (minimum second class honours, grade1), from UCC, or an equivalent qualification² from another Institution  (Level 8 Diploma, minimum second class honours, grade 1) and a minimum of two years relevant professional work experience¹ in an area associated with Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare;

OR

  1. Applicants with a minimum of three years professional work experience in an associated area¹ of Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare will be invited for interview to satisfy the selection committee of their suitability for the programme.

 

¹ Relevant professional work experience, job title examples:  Health and Safety Officers/Advisors/Managers/Coordinators; Environmental Safety Officers/Managers; Safety Engineers, Health Promotion Officers; HR Officers/Managers; Occupational Health Nurses, Health Scientists, Professional Trainers, Health and Safety Consultants.

 

² Level 8, Examples: Diploma/Higher Diploma/International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety; Diploma in Environment Management, Diploma in Health Promotion, Diploma in Learning, Development and Work-based Training.

Relevant Programme Information (for online MSc in Occupational Health):
To access and interact with the course content, assignments and assessments etc. students will require access to at least a PC/ Laptop running Windows 7 or later and Mac OSX 10.7.4. Common plug-ins such as Microsoft Silverlight, Java and Flash will also be required. Students must have access to MS Office or an equivalent suite of applications such as Libre Office. They must also have access to a modern standards compliant web browser. UCC recommends either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Students will require a webcam and microphone to participate in programme activities.

To engage productively and successfully with the content, basic technical computer skills such as familiarity with word processing, web browsing and email are recommended.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €325 (Non-EU: €445.00). There is also a €35 application fee. 

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