OHSE Epidemiology

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Australian Catholic University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online unit is designed to give you grounding in statistical analysis and occupational health, safety and environment (OHSE) epidemiology. It is provided through Open Universities Australia and the Australian Catholic University.

You will be introduced to basic statistical and epidemiological concepts and measures, as well as epidemiological study designs and their application in a variety of OHSE contexts. You will also conduct in-depth analyses of OHSE literature using reviews of epidemiological papers and case studies. This component covers a wide range of issues, including asbestos, legionnaires disease and arsenic in drinking water.

After studying OHSE Epidemiology, you will understand the basic concepts of statistical analysis, epidemiology and study design. You will be able to apply these concepts to analyse and critically appraise the relevant literature and case studies. You will also feel confident communicating with epidemiologists and OHSE professionals.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed any units considered academically equivalent. Enquire now to find out more. To be eligible for this course, you must have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Research Methods

To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Areas of study

In this OHSE Epidemiology unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • Basics of statistical analysis
  • Basics of epidemiology
  • Epidemiological study types and design aspects
  • Critical appraisal of epidemiological studies
  • Occupational epidemiology
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Case study 1: arsenic in drinking water
  • Case study 2: organophosphate poisoning
  • Case study 3: asbestos and mesothelioma
  • Case study 4: legionnaires disease
  • Case study 5: herbicides and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management, Australian Catholic University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This online unit is designed for students wishing to forge a career as an OHSE professional. It will give you a basic grounding in OHSE epidemiology, statistical analysis and study design.

Through in-depth analysis of case studies, you will gain the skills necessary to critically appraise OHSE and epidemiological literature. Upon completion, you will also understand the language and concepts of OHSE epidemiology in order to communicate effectively with epidemiologists and OHSE professionals.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in OHSE Epidemiology from the Australian Catholic University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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