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MSc-PhD

Overview


Human activity has transformed our work and living surroundings in profound ways. While earlier occupational and environmental problems were relatively local, the problems of today are complex and global. Continued exposure to unsafe and unhealthy settings e.g. toxic chemicals in the environment, global warming, habitat destruction and workplace factors have produced challenges that require technical and social change for their solutions. The science and knowledge we bring to the 21st century occupational and environmental challenges must evolve to enable prevention, control and protection of the public’s health. At the Faculty of Public Health’s MSc-PhD Occupational & Environmental Health Program we consider the development of science and technical competencies a cornerstone in addressing public health problems. Scientific contributions are paramount in advocating addressing inequities in health and safety.

Program Objectives


Occupational and environmental health profoundly affects people’s health and well-being. The 21st century presents dramatic changes that impact occupational and environmental health; from identification of hazards and the changing nature of tasks at the workplace to climate change and airborne contaminants adversely affecting people’s health. Continued changes affect how we collect, analyse and use information for research, advocacy, and practice. Further, the relationship between occupational and environmental health becomes more and more recognized. Our MSc-PhD program in occupational and environmental health reflects these developments to enable students preparing themselves to recognize, protect, or prevent occupational and environmental problems in a changing world. Thammasat University’s Faculty of Public Health has a longstanding strength in occupational and environmental health and offers a multi-disciplinary environment for students and faculty to form a community of learners. With professors and students from Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, and the USA, we are a global community where learners connect and become engaged global citizens. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

             O Develop technical competence necessary to be successful as an academic and professional.

             O Acquire and integrate knowledge and skills from a variety of occupational and environmental health perspectives in order to
                become problem solvers, innovators and decision makers.

             O Master the knowledge and practice in occupational and environmental health through the processes of research and
                practice.