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OEH Non-Credit Programs

The OEH division recognizes that lifelong education is key to individual success. We are currently developing online continuing professional development (CPD) and micro-certificate programs. These programs, taught by top OEH professors in collaboration with industry experts, are designed to empower working professionals with the specific skills and knowledge needed for career growth. They also provide the flexibility to balance these programs with daily work and personal commitments.

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COMING THIS FALL: Continuing Professional Development Course

PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE

We’re excited to introduce our comprehensive eight-week 40-hour continuing professional development course aimed at establishing or enhancing foundational knowledge in Occupational Health (OH).

Intended Audience. This course is primarily designed for non-OH professionals responsible for OEH tasks who are looking to acquire OH competencies. It’s also a perfect fit for early-stage OH professionals aiming to enhance their skills with a focus on occupational health. Additionally, seasoned professionals seeking a refresher course will find this program beneficial.

Course Structure. The course combines student-led individual and group learning activities on the UBC Catalog learning platform with weekly one-hour Zoom sessions facilitated by an instructor. Participants will have access to various resources, including course materials, video lectures, expert interviews, and assignments. The assignments are tailored to match the background and interests of individual participants. We estimate that participants will need to dedicate approximately 5 hours weekly to the course.

Learning Outcomes. Upon completion of the course, participants will understand the role of occupational hygiene professionals within an OHS team, be familiar with the regulatory framework for OHS, and be able to apply the OH paradigm to problem-solving scenarios. They will also be equipped to perform hazard assessments using OH peer-reviewed literature, describe the measurement procedures for workplace hazards, interpret and communicate OH data, understand the strengths and limitations of the “control hierarchy”, design exposure control plans and intervention programs, perform risk communication, and develop individual learning trajectories and further education, certification, and accreditation plans.

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COMING IN 2025: A Micro-Certificate Program

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP FOR A CHANGING WORLD OF WORK (Non-Credit Credential)

This 80-hour program aims to equip working professionals with the knowledge and skills to advocate for, lead, and implement necessary changes within their organizations. It seeks to foster leadership competencies and provide participants with tools to integrate safety and occupational health into organizations, manage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) aspects effectively, and drive change.

Intended Audience. This course is designed for professionals with Occupational and Environmental Hygiene training, including UBC MSc OEH program graduates, and broader professionals tasked with OHS responsibilities, like human resource (HR) specialists overseeing health and safety.

Course Structure. This 16-week (80 hours) program combines student-led individual and group learning activities on the UBC Catalog learning platform with weekly one-hour Zoom sessions facilitated by an instructor. Participants will have access to various resources, including course materials, video lectures, expert interviews, and assignments. We estimate that participants will need to dedicate approximately 5 hours weekly to the course.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the program, participants will have a robust set of leadership competencies, enabling them to navigate complex OHS challenges and drive positive change within their organizations confidently:

  • Understanding of leadership styles and theories in OHS
  • Self-awareness of leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Knowledge of inclusive leadership and the importance of diversity and equity
  • Skills for team building, goal setting, communication, and conflict resolution
  • Understanding of change management processes in OHS
  • Proficiency in stakeholder engagement and persuasive communication
  • Emphasis on personal and professional growth, networking, and mentoring.

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