Continuing professional development is a key professional requirement for nurses and postgraduate academic qualifications have been linked to positive patient outcomes through improved communication, expanded knowledge and stronger critical thinking skills.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Health programme aims to provide a higher level of education for nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers working in occupational health settings. The programmes purpose is to provide a platform for achieving greater efficiencies in applying healthcare discoveries to clinical practice.
It takes a stepwise approach – taking cognisance of future development needs while covering a range of multidisciplinary topics relevant to occupational health.
The programme also offers opportunities for students who may have taken similar courses at National Framework of Qualifications level 8 to continue on to Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level.