Is open to students who have obtained an Honours B.Sc. degree or its equivalent as determined by the College of Science, in an appropriate discipline. Students without an adequate academic background but with relevant work experience may be required to attend for interview.
The minimum entry requirement is a BSc (General) degree or the possession of a primary degree or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the College of Science for the purposes of this Diploma (e.g. RGN). Final selection may be made on the basis of an interview.
Months of entry
The programme is divided into seven subject areas that include:
- Occupational Health;
- Occupational Hygiene;
- Ergonomics, Safety and Risk Management;
- Research Methods;
- Legal Studies; and
- Management Studies.
Students will gain experience in the use of state-of-the art equipment and software packages. They will also observe occupational health & safety the workplace at first hand through extensive site visits. Students will be exposed to relevant domain experts through seminars and team-based projects.
The objective of the programme is to provide graduates with a high quality qualification in the broad multidisciplinary area of occupational health and safety which will enable them to take on managerial responsibilities for these matters within an industry or to work with a regulatory agency or consultancy firm.
Graduates of the programme will receive a high quality qualification in the road multidisciplinary areas of occupational health & safety which will enable them to take on managerial responsibilities for these matters within an industry or to work with a regulatory agency or consultancy firm. They will also acquire the necessary skills to pursue further research in the areas of occupational health, ergonomics, occupational hygiene, and safety engineering.
The programme has been recognised by the Irish Health and Safety Authority and satisfies the academic requirements for membership of the U.K. Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). The HDip programme is also a Bord Altranais Category 11 approved course which requires that nurses applying to undertake the programme, must have active registration in a division maintained by An Bord Altranais.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Miriam Byrne
- +353 91 493 394