Bachelor of Occupational Health & Safety Science (Honours)

Program rules and requirements

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Occupational Health & Safety Science (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Occupational Health & Safety Science (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.

If you require assistance at any time please contact the Faculty of Science at enquire@science.uq.edu.au or phone 3365 1888.

Study Planner Information

Year 1 to 4 Study Planners

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Elective – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOM1051 Introductory Cellular Physiology Compulsory
[ CHEM1090 Introductory Chemistry1
OR
CHEM1100 Chemistry 1 ]
Compulsory
OHSS1000 Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety Compulsory
PSYC1020 Introduction to Psychology: Minds, Brains and Behaviour Compulsory

1) For students entering without Senior Chemistry or equivalent

Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOM1052 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Pharmacy Compulsory
[ CHEM1100 Chemistry 11
OR
CHEM1200 Chemistry 2 ]
Compulsory
ENVM1002 Critical Analysis in Environmental Mgmt Compulsory
PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems Compulsory

1) For students entering without Senior Chemistry or equivalent

 

Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
MGTS1601 Organisational Behaviour Compulsory
OHSS2000 Occupational Health Compulsory
OHSS2001 Occupational Safety Science Compulsory
[ Elective - see table below
OR
CHEM1200 Chemistry 21 ]
Elective

1) For students entering without Senior Chemistry or equivalent

Year 2 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
ANAT1005 Anatomical Basis of Human Movement Compulsory
ENVM2000 Environmental Data Analysis Compulsory
LAWS2800 Occupational Health & Safety Law Compulsory
OHSS3004 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Compulsory
Year 3 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
ENVM3103 Regulatory F/Works for Env. Mgmt and Planning Compulsory
OHSS3000 Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology 1 Compulsory
OHSS3001 Physical Ergonomics Compulsory
PLAN3001 Applied Research Method Compulsory
Year 3 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
OHSS3002 Risk Management Compulsory
OHSS3003 Occupational Hygiene 2 Compulsory
PSYC3062 Introduction to Human Factors Compulsory
Elective Elective
Year 4 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
OHSS4012 (#4) Industry Placement 1 Compulsory
OHSS4014 (#4) Industry Research Project in Occupational Health and Safety Science Compulsory
Year 4 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
ENGG4020 Systems Safety Engineering Compulsory
OHSS4000 Professional Practice & Emerging Issues in Occupational Health & Safety Compulsory
OHSS4004 Research & Evaluation of Interventions in OHS Compulsory
Elective Elective

What will I study?

Your first year of study will incorporate a strong basis in the foundation sciences, as well as offer the opportunity to meet with OHS professionals and gain insight into their work life.  This insight into your future work life will be provided in the Introduction to OHS course.

Your subsequent years (2, 3 and 4) will be used as a basis for the study of the core OHS areas such as occupational health, ergonomics, safety science, occupational hygiene, and toxicology. You will also study management, law, ethics, and aspects of the environment. In your fourth year you will undertake a full semester of industry placement, so that on completion of the BOHSSc(Hons), you will be job ready.