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Bircham International University - Adult Degree Programs Online.


Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Engineering & Technology

Occupational Safety & Health via distance learning


The field of occupational safety and health has undergone significant changes over the past decades. These include: the technological changes that introduced new hazards in the workplace; new health and safety legislation; the relation between safety, health, and productivity; as well as costs and environmental pressure. These factors combine to make the job of modern safety and health professionals more challenging and important than ever. This program depicts the latest information needed by individuals practicing this profession in an era characterized by global competition and rapid technological change.


Academic Supervisor : Gonzalo de la Fuente de Val
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...


The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...

* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.


Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)


45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).


"A good education should teach HOW to think, rather than WHAT to think." Deric Bircham, BIU President.

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...



Faculty of Engineering & Technology via distance learning


Faculty of Engineering & Technology



Doctor Ph.D. Degree

Occupational Safety & Health via distance learning


45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.


+ 27 Academic credits - Occupational Safety & Health Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.



+ 27 Academic credits: Occupational Safety & Health Online


BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):

You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...


Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.


601OSH - Hygiene & Safety
602OSH - Security & Safety Studies
603OSH - Environmental Health
604OSH - Health Program Planning
605OSH - Ergonomics
606OSH - Occupational Safety & Health
607OSH - Environmental Risks
608OSH - Toxicological Risk Assessment
609OSH - Occupational Toxicants
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Bibliography: Occupational Safety & Health via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Engineering & Technology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Ergonomics.


Research work resources and network - Doctor - Occupational Safety & Health:


ABERGO - Associação Brasileira de Ergonomia
ABIH - American Board of Industrial Hygiene
ABRAPHISET - Associação Brasileira dos Profissionais de Segurança e Saúde no Trabalho e do Meio Ambiente
ACGIH - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association
AINF - Association Interprofessionnelle de France pour la Prévention des Risques et la Santé au Travail
ALASEHT - Asociación Latinoamericana de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo
ALSO - Asociación Latinoamericana de Salud Ocupacional
AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association
APETO - Asociación Profesional Española de Terapia Ocupacional
APOSHO - Asia Pacific Occupational Safety & Health Organization
APS - Association for Project Safety
ASSE - American Society of Safety Engineers
BOHS - British Occupational Hygiene Society
COTEC - Council of Occupational Therapist for the European Countries
EAOHP - European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology
ENETOSH - European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety & Health
EU-OSHA - European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
ICOH - International Commission on Occupational Health
ICSI - Institut pour une Culture de Sécurité Industrielle
IEA - International Ergonomics Association
IOHA - International Occupational Hygiene Association
IOSH - Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
NOSHA - Northern Occupational Safety and Health Association
OSHCR - Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register
ROSPA - Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
WFOT - World Federation of Occupational Therapists
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Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...



+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).



Admission requirements: Doctor - Occupational Safety & Health

Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...


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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Occupational Safety & Health


The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...


EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.

The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Occupational Safety & Health. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Occupational Safety & Health to different Engineering & Technology decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...


EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.

The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Occupational Safety & Health, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...



BIU adapts each Distance Learning Higher Education degree program to the needs of each student. More info...



Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Engineering & Technology

Occupational Safety & Health Online


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Acceptance of these Distance Learning Higher Education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution, or company policy, or country legal framework.



Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Occupational Safety & Health


Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning


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