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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Occupational Medicine - MSc (OM)Program

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand occupational medicine degree program of National University of Medical Sciences. Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS and ask us any questions you may have. All occupational medicine classes are online & in English. The lectures are available on-demand online through internet or they may be watched on a TV screen by using a portable hard drive that could be shipped to students. Campus attendance is not required for the MSc (OM) program and students from every corner of the world are eligible to apply and study at the comfort of their homes. However students who wish to practice practical techniques under supervision of a clinician have the choice of attending the optional week long practical techniques review at Madrid, Spain or Toronto, Canada, once per semester. The practical lab is not part of the MSc (OM) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.


    Why Study Occupational Medicine?

    Occupational Medicine focuses on the prevention, evaluation, treatment and resolution of health conditions caused by the workplace environment. Specialists in occupational medicine are thoroughly trained to assess the origin of worker injury and illness, taking past history, work conditions and other factors into consideration so that injuries and illnesses are properly classified and treated appropriately to ensure workers’ safe return to work.

    Specialists in occupational medicine are experts in managing and monitoring the health of employees and improving their well-being through health promotion and education, workplace hazard analysis and ensuring workplace compliance with laws and safety standards.

    Occupational Medicine specialists receive formal training in public health, preventive medicine, population medicine, epidemiology, toxicology and research, with emphasis on employee health and conditions caused by workplace exposures.


    Why Choose to Study Occupational Medicine at NUMSS?

    Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the most affordable online on-demand MSc program in Occupational Medicine. This program is ideal for the working health professionals as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a MSc in Occupational Medicine without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (OM) program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.


    Admission Prerequisites

    The prerequisite to enter the Master of Science (MSc) in Occupational Medicine is having a bachelor of science in osteopathy or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). This MSc program cannot be taken as a dual degree program with the BSc or DO, however it can be taken as a dual degree program with any other master’s degree program offered by NUMSS. The grade 3 students (doctors & physiotherapists) are able to complete the Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy in 6 months and the Doctor of Osteopathy in 1year. Grade 2 students (with previous health education) can earn the BSc in osteopathy degree in 1 year and the DO degree in 2 years. Grade 1 students (with no prior health education) need to study 3 years to obtain the BSc in Osteopathy & 4 years to obtain the DO.


    Curriculum for the Master of Science in Occupational Medicine (1 year FT, 1280 hours total - 640 hours per semester)

    1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
    OM501 Principles of Occupational Medicine RA502 Health Risk Assessment
    EH501 Environmental Health WF502 Work Fitness & Disability Integration
    TX501 Toxicology HR502 Hazard Recognition, Evaluation & Control
    CE501 Clinical Ergonomics WI502 Clinical Management of Work Related Injuries
    EA501 Exposure Assessment & Control TH502 Thesis & Research Project