Bsc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health Management

Putting People's Safety First

Successful organisations treat their employees as valuable assets and with increasing cut throat competition and emphasis laid on human resource policies and practices, health, safety and well being of employees cannot be ignored for the success of business entities. Employers are being called upon to strengthen the need to better equip themselves with tools that effectively guard their employees against the numerous occupational hazards but also pandemics and climate change having adverse effects on businesses. Safety & Health officers have seen themselves shouldering various responsibilities with the advent of technology, climate change and pandemics. Of late, they have been called upon to deal with new and more complicated issues regarding the health, safety and well being of their colleagues. New challenges are still awaiting ahead with amendments having been made to laws, rules and regulations.
This programme aims at those who wish to pursue a career in the field of occupational safety & health. The course will not only provide them with the basics of safety and health, but will aslo broaden their knowledge and equip them with up to date skills and knowledge that are required to perform their day to day duties. The course will also provide them with a strong know how as to the legal aspects of safety and health in Mauritius especially with recent amendments brought to existing laws at work.

Career Prospects

  • Full time and part times Occupational Safety & Health Officer in both public and private organisations.

Objectives

Meet the professional development needs of safety and health professionals by providing the latest OSHM knowledge, techniques, and skills with an understanding that occupational safety and health is an integral part of doing business in the global competitive world of today.
Develop the skills and knowledge needed in the field of safety and health management that will allow them to develop, implement, and maintain an effective safety, health and wellness programs in today’s business and bottom-line oriented companies.

Requirements

  • As per UTM’S Admissions Regulations, and ‘Admission to Programmes of Study at Degree Level’

Curriculum

29 Lessons3/ 4.5 Years

List of Modules

Business Communication
Principles & Practices of Management
Chemistry Essentials for S & H
Introduction to occupational Safety& Health
Organisational Behaviour
Essentials of Statistics
Public Health & Health, Safety , Welfare legislation
Physics Essentials for S& H
Occupational & Mental Health
Management of Human Resources
Labour & Employment Laws
Safety Engineering I
Industrial Hygiene
Risk Management for Safety and Health
Industrial Toxicology & Chemical Safety
Ergonomics at work
Fire Safety
Occupational Rehabilitation & Compensation
Accident Investigation
Work Placement/Portfolio
Research Methods for Environment and Health Sciences
Training & Educating Workers
Waste Management
Safety Engineering II
Environmental Management & Climate Change
Hazard Prevention & Strategy
Project Management
Maintenance Strategy
Dissertation