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NSOH 7600 - Occupational Health Program Planning

Nursing Specialty Occupational Health Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

Emphasizes an integrative approach to program planning, addressing the individual, job and organizational factors that influence a specific workplace health issue. The process of program development includes: defining the workgroup at risk, developing collaborative relationships with stakeholders, designing a comprehensive program plan, and advocating improved workplace health and safety through written and verbal presentations of the program plan. The program plan includes documentation of a needs assessment, relevant goals and objectives and strategies for implementation and evaluation. The final step in this process is creating a business case for the program plan.


NSOH 7500 and COMM 1103



This course was retired after the Winter 2020 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.

Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Perform a needs assessment and propose an occupational health and safety plan for a workgroup using a systematic framework which includes identification, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Develop a business case proposal, including a relevant cost-benefit analysis, for the recommended program. This proposal will outline the management of resources (financial, human, material, and time) within the overall context of program planning.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

NSOH 7600 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Occupational Health Nursing Specialty
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Specialty Nursing (Occupational Health)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.

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English Language Proficiency

BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

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