Courses in this program will increase the ability of residents to predict and analyze risks, design studies compatible with the workplace, and make judgements regarding the safety of workers.
The program’s total duration is three months, which is composed of five weeks of In class/online study and seven weeks of on the job training supervised by a dedicated mentor.
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
- Design research studies to assess hazards and risks in the workplace
- Conduct qualitative and quantitative risk assessments: hazard identification, dose-response evaluation, exposure assessment, and risk characterization
- Develop plans to manage occupational health and safety risks in the workplace
- Apply the fundamental principles of communication and message development to design community outreach programs
- Demonstrate leadership skills in relation to a workplace’s occupational health and safety services
- Train and educate others in the basic concepts of occupational health and safety
Residents spend seven weeks in the field work in order to be exposed to real-life situations and to practice the skills they gain with the guidance of a dedicated mentor. The following field projects are expected to be conducted during the field work period:
- Apply latest methods in risk assessment for different environmental exposures.
- Communicate risk assessment evaluation clearly to the public.
- Conduct interventions for environmental health issues.
- Analyze and criticize different research outlets At the end of the program, residents reconvene for final presentations and discussion.
The program is useful for public health professionals working for ministries of health, non-governmental organizations, and humanitarian agencies. It’s also valuable for those looking for a career in occupational health and safety.
Training Delivery Method
- In-class method
- Blended learning method
Residents who complete the three-month program requirements will be awarded a Post Graduate Certificate (PGCert) issued by International Academy of Public Health (IAPH) and accredited by Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).