Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Occupational Health

BACKGROUND

Problems related to Occupational Health and especially work-related accidents are universal and transversal in all modern societies. This Master’s aims to provide a high level of knowledge resulting in an appropriate professional qualification as a Senior Technician in Occupational Health (TSSHT), in order to prevent accidents in the workplace and work-related illnesses. This specialised course is accredited by the Working Conditions Authority (ACT), awarding the respective TSSHT Certificate of Professional Aptitude.


OBJECTIVES

The Master’s in Safety and Hygiene in the Workplace aims to give professionals the technical and scientific knowledge needed for thorough and specialised working practice. It helps them to identify and characterise risk factors to health in the work environment with the aim of preventing accidents at work and work-related illnesses.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Degree in Occupational Health (SHT);


DURATION

  • 3 Terms


ECTS

  • 90 ECTS


NOTE: There is a special course for Post Graduates in SHT administered in higher education institutions. The acceptance and admissions process to the Master’s depends on a process of certified training accreditation for the 1st year of the higher education course in Safety and Hygiene in the Workplace (1st and 2nd Terms | 60 ECTS). The student needs only to attend the 2nd year of the course (3rd Term | 30 ECTS). The accreditation process will be awarded to those candidates who fill in the Request for Accreditation of Certified Training along with supplying the necessary original and authenticated qualifications or certificates which prove the curricular modules have been taken, plus the grades obtained, course content, timetables, STUDY PLAN and ECTS, where applicable. The charges associated with this process are included in the total cost of tuition fees.


STUDY PLAN

YEARTERMCURRICULAR CREDITSECTS
CREDITS 
1st1st

Statistics and Reliability
Prevention Management
Work-related risk management
Industrial Safety
Industrial Hygiene
Emergency Organisation

2
5
5
7
7
5

2nd

Intervention in Public Health and Occupational
Health
Social Psychology in the Workplace
Organisation Communication Management
Integrated Quality Environment and Safety Systems
Research Seminars Applied in SHT

4

2
6
5
12

2nd3rdInternship/Project30