Wits School of Public Health, Occupational Health Division (OHD), offers a Master of Science Medicine (MSc Med) degree in the field of Exposure Science

Applications are currently open for the second cohort of students to enrol in 2021.

Closing date for applications is the 30 September 2020.

This MSc Med Exposure Science degree is targeted at potential academics, specialists or professionals in the field of occupational hygiene, environmental health, environmental sciences, chemistry, toxicology, physiology etc. with a scientific interest to bridge these fields.

This degree covers the principles of exposure science, focusing on understanding the exposure pathway, i.e. from source to the receptor via compartments such as air and water, in order to develop effective interventions to prevent exposure. The fundamental focus is the relationship between environmental and occupational exposures (i.e. to the general public, consumers, residents, and workers) over the entire lifetime of a human being, and the potential impact on the health of communities and workforces. This degree seeks to overcome current gaps in practice where environmental health and occupational hygiene seem not to complement one another

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For enquiries: Mrs Goitsemang Keretetse

Online Scientific Writing Workshop 2020
CPD-accredited (14 points for full attendance)

This programme is designed specifically for members of the four societies (SASOHN, SASOM, SAIOH and MMPA) who would like to improve their scientific writing skills. The programme is structured around the writing of a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Topics include: research integrity and plagiarism, what to do before starting to write a scientific manuscript, writing the different sections of a manuscript, writing a good abstract, and referencing.

The programme is interactive, and comprises both lectures and practical exercises. Participants will need to 1) have data that have been analysed and 2) have started writing a scientific manuscript. The specific stage of the writing process is not important. Applications from those without a clear idea (on paper) of what they plan to write about, will not be considered. Participants must be prepared to share their writing with their group members, and to both receive and provide constructive criticism related to their own and others’ writing.

The 4-day workshop, facilitated by Prof. Gill Nelson (Editor-in-Chief) and Dr Zodwa Ndlovu (Assistant Editor), will be held over two weeks (Mondays and Thursdays) in July, September and November 2020. For the majority of the sessions, participants will need to review and listen to the voice over PowerPoint presentations prior to the facilitated discussions. The presentations will be emailed to participants on the day preceding each workshop day. Participants should submit written work to the facilitators within 48 hours of the close of each day. Limited personal, one-on-one, post-programme writing consultations will be offered to all participants, via e-mail.

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