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Specialization in Occupational Safety and Health

Price $6.359.300

Offered in: Barranquilla, Cali, Manizales, Medellín

Duration 2 semestres

Degree: Especialista en Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo

Mode: Distance

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SNIES: 105096

003537 del 2 de marzo de 2023 por 7 años

Faculty of Health Sciences

Nivel de formación: Posgrados

Admission: Every Semester

The specialization in Occupational Safety and Health at UCM is the answer to the needs of the environment in relation to the qualification in the management and control of occupational risks, considered fundamental pillars in the global environment, since it constitutes a strategy for the economic development of organizations, regions and the country.

Aware of this need, UCM proposes this Specialization to focus your interest in the intervention of occupational hazards in a comprehensive manner, proposing solutions that affect the control of accidents and occupational diseases. To achieve this objective, you will strengthen your skills in the identification, evaluation, control and intervention of the causes of occupational health problems.


Face-to-face meeting every month | Viernes de 5:00 p.m. a 10:00 p.m. | Sábado de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. en Manizales, Barranquilla, Cali y Medellín.

Opening dates

Opening datePlace of development
12 de abril de 2024Cali
19 de abril de 2024Manizales



Semester 1

UCM Identity

1 Credit

Occupational Safety and Health Legislation in Colombia

2 Credits

Operational Processes for Occupational Risk Management

3 Credits

Occupational epidemiological surveillance

2 Credits

Research I

2 Credits

Elective I

2 Credits

Semester 2


1 Credit

Occupational Health and Safety Management

3 Credits

Preventive and Occupational Medicine

3 Credits

Research II

2 Credits

Elective II

2 Credits


Alejandra María Garay Salamanca

Director de programa

Magíster en Salud Ocupacional.

Alexander Rodríguez Londoño

Magíster en Epidemiología.

Bertha Inés Franco Bedoya

Especialista en Derecho laboral y seguridad social

Carlos Mario Spaggiari Vásquez

Magíster en Prevención y Protección de Riesgos Laborales

Diego Fernando Murillo

Magíster en Prevención de Riesgos Laborales

Jaime Andrés Gómez Arboleda

Especialista en Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo

Juan Pablo Cortés Hoyos

Magíster en Ergonomía

Juliana Aranguren Cárdenas

Magíster en Prevención de Riesgos Laborales y Conciliación en Derecho

Luis Carlos Corzo Gamboa

Magíster en Calidad y Gestión Integral

Nelson Eduardo Rojas

Magíster en Salud Ocupacional.

Patricia Andrea Martos

Magíster en Desarrollo Sustentable

Vladimir Ramírez Diaz

Magíster en Sistemas Integrados de Gestión.

Why this program at UCM?

Our Specialization in Occupational Safety and Health gives you the opportunity to deepen in programs of promotion and prevention of occupational risks with the coherence of the philosophy, mission, vision and University Educational Project that allows a comprehensive and articulating approach to ethical and investigative training, evidencing in the curriculum the component of UCM Identity and Bioethics, which strengthens the ethical and social responsibility, the experience of universal principles, respect for human rights and the responsible exercise of the profession. The Specialization stands out for the flexibility that gives you the distance mode. Its schedules are adjusted to your needs of autonomous time management, taking into account your work schedules and your place of residence. Additionally, the program has a faculty that imparts its knowledge from critical and reflective dialogue, with a scientific and human spirit and social projection to develop a training focused on the search for solutions to the major problems of society and the context in general.

+ High Quality University
+ High employability rate
+ Modelo Pedagógico Personalizante y Liberador
+ Financing facilities
+ National and International Mobility

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