Occupational Health Nursing – Program Learning Outcomes

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Program learning outcomes are developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, they are re-examined and updated during regular, ongoing program review by employers, graduates working in the field and current students.

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Vocational Standards

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Acquire the knowledge and skills to interview, counsel and teach the prevention of occupation-induced diseases, health status assessment, accident prevention, safety counseling, crisis intervention, coping mechanisms, the team approach to employee rehabilitation, and use of community health agencies by employee and family.
  2. Understand how environmental hazards in the workplace are analyzed and controlled.
  3. Understand the basic principles of management and the roles and functions of labour and management.

Essential Employability Skills

All graduates with the following Ontario College credentials, Ontario College Certificate, Ontario College Diploma and Ontario College Advanced Diploma, must be able to reliably demonstrate Essential Employability Skills in a combination of the following 11 skill areas:

  1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  2. Respond to written, spoken or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  3. Execute mathematical operations accurately.
  4. Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  5. Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  6. Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  7. Analyze, evaluate and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  8. Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems and contributions of others.
  9. Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  10. Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
  11. Take responsibility for one’s own actions, decisions and consequences.

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