Occupational Health

Occupational Health Department was created along with the establishment of an institute called Institute of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, presently named as Institute of Public Health. It was recognized by international agencies like ILO, UNICEF and WHO. WHO supported maximum and awarded few fellowships like for MSc (Occupational Health), Diploma in Industrial Hygiene and PhD (Occupational Health). Five different fellows of WHO, qualified from abroad in Occupational Health and served at different positions in this department. Before the establishment of medical inspectorate of factories, the staff of this department officiated as medical inspector of factories for thirteen years i.e. from 1964 to 1977. At present this department is involved in teaching and training postgraduate and undergraduate studies in the field of occupational health.


Occupational Health related subjects are taught at undergraduate levels i.e. FSc, MLT, FSc (Dental Health) and BSc as well as at postgraduate level, which includes Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Maternal and Child Health (MMCH), Master of Hospital Management (MHM) and Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) in Community Medicine. Department of Occupational Health is also involved in training and research activities.
Consultancy services regarding identification, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards are available. We can also be contacted for safety audits, environmental impact assessment, fire protection, health and safety of workers of any industry on request.

Research Activities

During last 30 years, the department is involved in different academic research activities such as:

  • Postgraduate research projects for submission of their thesis/dissertations
  • Publication of research papers in national and international journals
  • Consultancy services rendered for the eradication of occupational health hazards
  • Conducting projects sponsored by international agencies
  • The workshops on different occupational issues


Dr. Shahid Mehmood
Senior Demonstrator
Head of the Department
Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan
Senior Demonstrator
Dr. Danyal Shafiq But