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DH007 Professional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
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Professional Diploma in
Occupational Health and Safety

   
   
   
Programme Leader: 
   
Intake per Year:
Mar, Jun, Oct 
   
Programme Email: lipace_oehs@
ouhk.edu.hk
 
   
Programme Duration: DH007 : 320 hours
(A total of 10 courses)
DH008 : 192 hours
(A total of 6 courses)
 
   
Medium of Instruction:
  • Cantonese supplemented with English terminology as appropriate
  • Course materials and assessment are in English
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Discount :
 
   

Admission Requirements:

  • 5 subjects in HKDSE (including English language) at level 2 or equivalent*, or
  • Yi Jin Diploma; or
  • 5 passes in HKCEE (including English at level 2 or grade E) or equivalent, or
  • Yi Jin Certificate plus 1 year of relevant working experience, or
  • Mature applicants aged 21 or above with 1 year of relevant working experience may also be considered.

Note*:
Applicants possessing "Attained / Attained with Distinction" results in an Applied Learning (ApL) subject are deemed to have attained "Level 2 / Level 3" respectively in one HKDSE subject, with a maximum of 2 ApL subjects that can be counted for admission purpose.

 

Admission requirement (* effective from 2 May 2014):

Applicants are normally required to meet either one of the following requirements:

  • Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects, (including English and Chinese)*; or
     
  • Yi Jin Diploma (毅進文憑), or
    5 passes in HKCEE (including English and Chinese at level 2 or grade E) or equivalent plus 1 year of relevant working experience, or

     
  • Yi Jin Certificate plus 1 year of relevant working experience, or
     
  • Equivalent qualifications (at QF level 3); or
     
  • Mature applicants aged 21 or above with 3 years of relevant working experience may also be considered.
   
   
   
   
   
Course Commencement Programme Structure and Fees Admission Information
   
 

The “Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance and Regulations” enacted in 1997 emphasizes the share of responsibilities between employers and employees in achieving occupational health and safety in the workplace. The Diploma ogramme (DH008) is particularly designed for those who are interested in knowing more about the field of occupational health and safety. The Professional Diploma (DH007) programme aims to develop professional knowledge in occupational health and safety related to daily working environments. It leads to Membership of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (GradIOSH), United Kingdom.

 
 Objectives

Upon completion of DH008, students should be able to :

  • Identify general health and safety problems within their workplace;
  • Evaluate the degree of complexity of health and safety problems;
  • Formulate abatement programmes to tackle health and safety problems;
  • Assist their senior management in the establishment of a health and safety policy;
  • Design, implement and evaluate a health and safety management system.

Upon completion of DH007, in addition to the points above, students should be able to :

  • Develop professional knowledge and maintain competence in occupational health and safety related to daily working environments;
  • Enhance their personal and professional development in Occupational Health and Safety.
 Who Should Attend
  • Those who have responsibilities to implement occupational health and safety in an organization, or have personal interest in occupational health and safety;
  • Those who are interested in obtaining the “Registered Safety Officer” status and further study opportunities in occupational health and safety;
  • Those Registered Safety Officers who need to meet the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
 Programme Features
  • The first and largest OHS diploma programme in Hong Kong;
  • Graduates of the DH008 and DH007 with relevant working experience are eligible to apply for registration as “Registered Safety Officer” in Hong Kong;
  • Graduates of the DH007 are eligible to apply for Graduate membership (GradIOSH) of IOSH, UK;
  • Individual courses are also suitable for experienced staff in satisfaction of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements under the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Safety Officers and Safety Supervisors) Regulations.

 

 Assessment

To obtain an award, students are required to pass both Continuous Assessment (in the form of assignments, case study and presentation, test etc.) and Examination in each course. The passing mark is 50%. Students are required to fulfill an attendance rate of 70%.

 Professional Recognition
  • RSO : Upon completion of the programmes, graduates with relevant working experience are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Safety Officer (RSO) in Hong Kong;
  • GradIOSH : DH007, graduates are eligible to apply for membership of GradIOSH, UK. IOSH is a leading European body for health and safety professionals with more than 37,000 members worldwide, including more than 13,000 Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners. The Institution was founded in 1945 and received Royal Chartered Status in 2003. The professional qualifications of the IOSH members are recognized worldwide.
  • CNE : Graduates can apply for 90 Continuing Nursing Education points from the Hong Kong Nursing Council.
 Exemption Policy

Exemption may be granted for individual courses if an applicant has successfully completed a course of comparable content and standard at a recognized tertiary institution or through a professional examination, e.g.: ASO Certificate / CSO Certificate issued by Construction Industry Council Training Academy (CICTA) may be considered for exemption from taking “OSH 5001EP Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety”.

 Study Path
  • Graduates of DH008/DH007 may proceed to study BN004 BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health (top-up) programme offered by Middlesex University UK
 Programme Structure and Fees

 

Course Code / Title

DH007

DH008

Tuition Fee (HKD)2

  

OSH5001EP
Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety

(1) (1)

$2,900

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5002EP
Legislative Context in Occupational Health and Safety

(1) (1)

$3,400

Lecture
(39 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5003EP
Health and Safety Management

(1) (2)

$2,900

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5004EP
Hazard Identification and Risk Management

(1) (2)

$2,900

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5005EP
Audit and Inspection

(1) (2)

$2,900

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5011EP
Accident Theories and Accident Investigation
s

(1) (2)

$2,900

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5006EP
Engineering, Construction and Contractor Safety

(1) (3)

$3,200

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5007EP
Health Setting and Laboratory Safety

(4) (3)

$3,200

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5008EP
Ergonomics and Office Health and Safety

(1) (3)

$3,200

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5009EP
Health and Safety in the Education Sector

(4) (3)

$3,200

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5010EP
Road transport Safety Management

(1) (3)

$3,200

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5012EP
Hazard Prevention in Catering Industry

(4) (3)

$3,200

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5013EP
Occupational Health, Hygiene and System Safety

(4) (3)

$3,200

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5014EP
Health and Safety in Logistics Industry

(4) (3)

$3,200

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5023EP
Fire Safety in Workplace

(4) (3)

$3,200

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

OSH5024EP
Occupational Health and Safety in Property Management

(4) (3)

$3,200

Lecture
(30 hrs)

Exam.
(2 hrs)

 

(1) Mandatory

(2) Choose Three out of

OSH5003EP, OSH5004EP, OSH5005EP and OSH5011EP.

(3) Choose One out of

OSH5006EP, OSH5007EP, OSH5008EP, OSH5009EP, OSH5010EP, OSH5012EP, OSH5013EP, OSH5014EP, OSH5023EP and OSH5024EP.

(4) Choose One out of

OSH5007EP,OSH5009EP, OSH5012EP, OSH5013EP, OSH5014EP, OSH5023EP and OSH5024EP.

2. The tuition fees are subject to adjustment from October 2014 intake onwards. For updated information, please click here.

 

 

 
 

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Modified Date: Apr 07, 2014

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