From first half of 1994,the University of Quindío through the faculty of distance and open education,it began to train professionals in Occupational Health at undergraduate level in different regions of the country (Caldas,Cauca,Quindío, Risaralda,Magdalena,Tolima y Valle del Cauca) to promote the development and implementation of technologies for occupational risk prevention,in addition to facilitate more community participation in order to reduce costs for employers and the state which are caused by accidents at work and occupational diseases.In the second half of 1999, the Occupational Health Program was attached to the Faculty of Health Sciences.Today,the program has 3,116 graduates.
To continue offering Occupational Health;Ministry of Education through Resolution Number 3291 on April 5,2013 granted qualified registration to the tutoring centers for a period of seven years to the following cities: Armenia, Pereira, Buga, Candelaria, and Buenaventura.Also,it is approved to change Villamaría Tutoring Center to Manizales,and the opening is given to the tutoring center of Santiago de Cali in order to start functioning in the second half of 2013.
The undergraduate in Occupational Health seeks to train qualified professionals with high academic level who are committed to build a more just and humane society;for this reason,the integral formation and academic excellence acquired through research and learning,they will allow the acquisition of experiences that encourage responsibility and the ethics in the new professional,in this way,it contributes to the development of the region and the country.
To train professionals for the construction of a fair relationship between work,health and environment generating democratic and participatory spaces and recognizing themselves as subjects of rights and duties.
Granted degree: professional in Occupational Health.
Number of credits: 160
Res.MEN 14810- Nov 16,2012 - 7 years
Building heath sciences,block O,floor 3.
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Schedule of attention: Monday to Friday from: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - from: 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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