The final project is the last course taken in the certificate program. The project requires the student to focus on a specific problem and establish a structured solution within an existing organization. The student must directly integrate the content acquired through the Environmental and Occupational Health Program to identify, plan, communicate and/or evaluate information about the prevention of environmental and occupational conditions in the workplace that may have an adverse impact on human health.
The final project should utilize the student's direct work experiences related to Environmental and Occupational Health and include theory and information from all relevant courses within the program. The final project must be in the form of a:
health and safety proposal
or other confirmed projects
The project will identify an environmental or occupational health need and describe how a program would be planned, implemented and communicated to address that need.
The project includes both a written and oral component. Students must be able to arrange and finance formal video conferencing technology for the presentation if they are unable to attend the university in person.
Examples of topics:
Developing and implementing an ergonomics program
Evaluating an existing safety initiative in a specific business/department
Auditing a company's hazardous waste disposal system
Developing a blood borne pathogen exposure control plan for a health care provider
Assessing an injury prevention program in heavy industry
Must be near completion of the Environmental and Occupational Health Program.
This course may be available online. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the Internet. All assignments and course activities are submitted electronically to the course instructor.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A course refund, minus a $75 administrative fee, will only be provided within six calendar days after the course start date. You will need to provide notification of withdrawal by phone: 250-721-6129 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.