UCC CPD courses

Occupational Health and Safety Management in the Workplace (on-line) EH6109


Fact File

  • Title

    Occupational Health and Safety Management in the Workplace (on-line) EH6109

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    8 weeks

  • Teaching Mode


  • Qualifications

    CPD Module

  • Fees

    EU fees are €900.00 See Fees and costs for full details. See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See full entry requirements below. See Requirements for full details. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th June 2022

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    30th June 2022

  • Course Delivery Method


  • Venue


  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Semester I 24th October 2022


Theory and application of relevant epidemiological methods; techniques for surveillance of rates of infection; policies and procedures in health protection in Ireland and the UK; application of risk assessment procedures; methods for undertaking analysis of causes of infectious diseases; risk perception and emergency planning in Ireland and abroad.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Critically discuss epidemiological methods used in understanding and managing health protection issues.
  • Describe, compare and contrast methods of surveillance of infection.
  • Evaluate extant policies and procedures aimed at reducing risk of infection in hospitals and communities
  • Undertake risk assessment as a basis clinical decision making.
  • Undertake root-cause analysis of infectious diseases.
  • Describe and discuss the nature and risk of environmental and radiological incidents; associated prevention and management strategies.
  • Discuss public risk perception and associated health promotion campaigns.
  • Critically evaluate methods and strategies for management of hospital and community outbreaks of infection.


Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Duration 8 Weeks from;

24th October 2022 – 18th December 2022  


Candidates for this CPD module must normally meet one of the following criteria:

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.


2. A minimum of a Diploma/Higher Diploma in Occupational Safety, Health and Welfare (minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 1), 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;


3. 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.

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.

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.

Fees and Costs

EU fees are €900 and Non-EU fees are €1,100.

The applicaton fee is €35.

How Do I Apply

Application open for Semster I


  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.

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