Graduate Diploma Occupational Health: Practice Development

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Location Carlisle - Fusehill Street, Lancaster
Duration Part-time, 2 Years
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

If you're interested in how occupational health matters can affect our lives, then learn all about the relevant theory on our engaging and specialised programme! You'll benefit from the experience of academics that are specialists in their field, with a supportive learning environment provided by our partner trusts and employers. Having run this programme for many years, we are proud to say that our achievement rates are high and our attrition rates are very low. Improve your knowledge of occupational health and gain the skills needed to move onto great things within this area.

Graduate destinations

You can use what you learn from this course to study further at postgraduate level to take an MSc/PgD/PGC in Practice development. Alternatively, you can use the skills and knowledge you gain from this course to go onto a career as an occupational health technician or nurse, a Health and Safety practitioner or a screening nurse.

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