Occupational Health


occupational health courses
This course is delivered online and is aimed at health professionals working or aspiring to work in occupational health. It is designed to provide a clear skill set from an educational programme; the course focuses on achieving standards of expertise sufficient for safe and effective occupational health practice.

Health care is an ever changing environment and this is particularly the case with occupational health where expertise is increasingly required to provide an effective work force. This programme enables you to develop your practise and accelerate your career progression.

This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • Online Distance Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
Course Length
2 years

In the course you will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles and concepts relevant to occupational health including:

  • Workplace health risk management
  • Health surveillance
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Absence management
  • Leadership
  • Occupational Health Management

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes. The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information. 

Detailed module information

This course is driven by a philosophy that is student centred, progressive, and practice-focused on occupational health. 

You will learn online using our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle and apply the theoretical learning to your practice. The learning will be assessed through theoretical assessments and projects.


Modules are assessed via written assignments and a case management report


We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.


The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.



All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.



The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support


Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.

University Library

Job Prospects

This programme you the essential skills and expertise required by today’s occupational health professional to work within and develop and lead occupational health services particularly in relation to clinical practice and leadership.



The minimum entry requirement for this programme will normally be a suitable qualification as a health professional in a relevant topic, with the minimum of 240 credits at SCQF level 8 or equivalent. In addition students are expected to be working within occupational health practice.

English Language Requirements

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

English Language requirements

Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.

Pre-Sessional English Programme at RGU

Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact admissions@rgu.ac.uk for further information.

For Academic Year 2018/2019

UK/EU Students

  • £5,000 (£2,500 per annum)

International Students

  • £10,350 (£5,175 per annum)

UK/EU Students

  • £5,160 (£2,580 per annum)

International Students

  • £10,660 (£5,330 per annum)
Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges 


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with our Student Admissions Team and we'll do our best to help.

+44 (0) 1224 262728

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

University Wide Facilities


Applicants to this undergraduate course can apply direct to the university using our online application form.

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with our Student Admissions Team and we'll do our best to help.

+44 (0) 1224 262728