University of Sheffield Masters Degree in OH nursing

A new Masters degree in occupational health nursing is being introduced by the University of Sheffield in collaboration with partners from the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Poland, Slovenia, Swiss Occidental and the Federation of Occupational Health Nurses in the European Union (FOHNEU).

The aim of the course – the Masters in Medical Science (MMedSc) in Occupational Health Nursing – is to harmonise and strengthen education and training opportunities for occupational health nurses across Europe by offering a qualification which is available to nurses across the EU, although the course will be delivered in English.

The programme, which starts in September 2008, will be run entirely online. Students will join an online community of fellow students for discussion and analysis of course materials, and all materials will be delivered online. Students will be introduced to the software as part of the programme.

Costs will be set each spring, and will be in the region of £3,500. Nurses who are qualified in OH will be eligible, and normally students will need a first degree. Students will take two years to complete the post graduate diploma and a further year to complete the dissertation for the award of MMedSc. The University of Sheffield will be the awarding body.

For more information, e-mail Tracey Pacan at the Centre for Health and Social Care Studies and Service Development at the University of Sheffield on

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