Public and private sector organizations throughout the world are increasingly concerned with improving occupational safety and health (OSH). In both developed and developing countries, the rapid pace of technological change, combined with the persistence of unsafe or environmentally threatening working conditions, has served to focus attention on the need to create a safe, healthy working environment and to promote a new safety culture at the workplace. Organizations increasingly seek OSH professionals who can catalyse these processes, and it is not always easy to find professionals with the right skills.
Becoming a safety and health professional requires multidisciplinary training. The OSH profession calls for a broad-based educational background combined with specialized knowledge in physical sciences (medicine, physics, chemistry and engineering) and social sciences (behaviour, motivation and communication) together with the principles and concepts of management.
Accordingly, the University of Turin, Italy, in partnership with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO), the International Labour Office (ILO) and the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH) is offering a Master course in Occupational Safety and Health. This one-year programme, to be held in English, includes an Internet-based distance learning phase, a face-to-face residential period on the ITC/ILO's campus in Turin followed by another distance phase for the preparation of the dissertation.
The proposed programme combines the advantages of the academic experience and the international training experience in OSH of the organizing partners. An international approach has been applied to the contents, the methodology development as well as to the composition of the training team.
This programme involves participants from both developing and developed countries, who will thus have an opportunity to share their different experiences. Furthermore, it also offers a range of learning situations in which participants can enhance their analytical and problem solving skills.
Fees and applications
The cost of participation is Euro 8,500, payable in advance by the participant or his/her sponsoring organization. It includes:
- tuition fees
- training materials and books
- transport during the study visits
- use of training facilities and support services.
Accommodation and international and local transport for the residential period in Turin are not included in the cost of participation.
The campus of ITC/ILO has residential and catering facilities.
The cost of accommodation in the residential and catering facilities in the campus of ITCILO during the residential period of the Master is Euro 4,235 payable in advance by the participant or his/her sponsoring organization. It includes:
accommodation in a single room, breakfast and laundry service on the ITCILO Campus during the residential phase of 11 weeks;
the use of the facilities for recreation and sports at the Centre’s campus;
routine medical care and insurance.
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