North-West University (OHHRI), South Africa
1. MSc in Occupational Hygiene
The objective of this qualification is the training of postgraduate students, enabling them to function as occupational hygienists at a highly qualified level as researchers in the health sciences.
The qualified student will be equipped with advanced knowledge and skills to identify a relevant research need within the field of occupational hygiene; plan and execute a suitable quantitative and/or qualitative research design in a scientific ethical manner and utilize suitable research methods, techniques and procedures in the approach; interpret research results in a scientific accountable manner and compile a research report on it. The student will have the skills to function as an occupational hygienist in the industry.
The programme consists of four lectured modules;
- Labour Legislation
- Occupational Hygiene Monitoring B
- Vibration, heat and ergonomic factors
- Personal protective equipment and radiation
and a research project in the form of a mini-dissertation. This programme follows on a honours degree incorporating the other occupational hygiene stressors.
2. PhD in Occupational Hygiene
The aim of the qualification is to enable a student that already has a masters degree in the field of Occupational Hygiene (or an equivalent qualification), to prove by a doctoral thesis that he/she did a scientific contribution to development of new knowledge and/or applicable skills. A further objective of the qualification is to provide South Africa with scientific researchers who have a broad theoretical expertise and practical skills in Occupational Hygiene.
|School/Faculty/Department||OHHRI - Occupational Hygiene and Health Research Initiative|
|Scholarships and Awards:||To be confirmed|
|MSc in Occupational Hygiene||Full-time||2 years|
|PhD in Occupational Hygiene||Part-time||3 years|