MAEOH : Master of Arts(Environmental and Occupational Health )
Open Distance Learning
School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies
Environmental and Occupational Health
About the Programme:The Programme aims at various concepts related to general environment, environment at the work place, related hazards and evaluation of health risk assessment by providing solutions to various aspects of environmental health occupational hazard management, epidemiology, health policy and management, and environmental health promotion. The successful learners will be able to work with health practitioners, researchers and policy makers to develop, evaluate and monitor health policies, programmes and practices related to healthy environments.The program was designed with an exit option with PG Diploma after a study of 36 credits in Masters in Environmental and Occupational Health programme. Exit option with PG Diploma after a study of 36 credits in MA in Environmental and Occupational Health. Those who have already completed existing PG Diploma with 32 credits may be allowed to get admission in to the IIyear MA with a condition to complete all the 38 credits of IIyear courses along with one additional course of 4 credit under elective courses of I year in order to meet the present credit load of the programme. After successful completion of I year the learner can get Post Graduate diploma with an exit option.Programme Objectives: After completion of this Masters in Environmental and Occupational health programme the learner will be able to:
Describe how the environment and human health interact at different levels.
List the types of occupations and discuss how they can cause risk to human health
Describe pathways of human exposure to hazardous agents and stressors in the environment and workplace and their impact on human health
Investigate how individual and population factors affect vulnerability and evaluate epidemiologic methods used in occupational and environmental research and interpret findings.
Identify and measure environmental and occupational hazards and develop strategies to prevent these hazards affecting workers, property, environment and the general public.
Develop mitigation strategies to contain and manage environmental and occupational hazards for positive health
Exhibit the knowledge and skills needed to improve the environmental sustainability of human health systems
Target Group Profile and Admission Criteria:Applicants must possess graduation from any discipline and a strong inclination and desire to build a career in Environmental and Occupational health and should also have an interest in issues related to public health and the environment. The admission criteria will be followed as per IGNOU norms.
Professionals working in environmental and occupational sector and NGOs.