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OUM’s Master of Occupational Safety and Health Risk Management (MOSHRM) programme is designed to cater to the growing demand for qualified safety and health professionals.

Programme director Suhaila Abdul Hamid says, “The programme obtained full accreditation from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency in 2013 and was recognised by the Public Services Department (JPA) and Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) in 2013 and 2015, respectively.”

Suhaila has extensive experience in the field, having worked at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health for more than a decade before joining OUM. She has penned several publications related to her area of expertise and holds relevant professional certificates, namely Certified Risk Associate (CRA Denmark) from Aspac Academy Malaysia, and Safety Officer from Singapore‘s Ministry of Manpower.

MOSHRM provides a comprehensive and unique mix of academic and industry-relevant curricular content to ensure that learners develop the required competencies as safety and health managers and advisors who are capable of integrating occupational safety and health (OSH) into business management.

MOSHRM learner Siti Rahimah Ramli is almost at the end of her course. She shares, “I have finished writing my thesis and it is now being reviewed by my supervisor. If everything goes according to plan, I will complete my studies this year.”

An assistant director at the DOSH in Pahang, Rahimah has to keep up with current trends in administering and enforcing OSH-related legislations to ensure working environments are safe and healthy. She is also responsible for ensuring the welfare of workers and protecting people from safety and health hazards. Her job requirement inspired her to sign up for the programme.

The 36-year-old says, “I have a big responsibility, so I need to keep myself up to date with everything related to OSH. The programme is relevant to my career and I am able to put the knowledge I have gained into practice. It has definitely enhanced my skills and helped me improve my work performance.

“I chose OUM because of its flexible approach. My busy routine at work was not interrupted as classes were held on weekends. What’s more, it is so easy to communicate with lecturers and peers via the online platform. That has helped me a lot, especially while finishing my thesis during the recent Movement Control Order as my supervisor is always within reach.”

As a response to the new normal, OUM has activated the fully online mode for all programmes, including MOSHRM.

“E-tutorials are held on Google Meet, replacing face-to-face tutorials. There are 12 courses in the programme. For each course, ten hours of e-tutorials will be conducted by experts in the field,” explains Suhaila.

“The programme is designed to enable learners to work effectively and professionally so that they are capable of solving complex and demanding issues in the OSH industry,” she concludes.

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