OSH10020 Occupational Health Hazard Management

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module introduces students to the principles and practices used in the management of hazards to human health at work. It addresses a wide range of health hazards and the occupational health and occupational hygiene factors that must be considered in assessing health risks, and in implementing health and safety management systems to control health risks and to prevent ill health and illness.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module the student should be able:

- To advise management about a wide range of health hazards in their own work place and other low risk environments, and the strategies used to risk assess them

- To describe national and organisational work-related illness prevention and health promotion strategies

- To demonstrate knowledge of controls appropriate to a range of risks to health

- To apply the principles of risk management to a variety of health hazard situations.

Indicative Module Content:

This module will provide you with an introductory knowledge of a variety of topics relevant to occupational health hazard management, including occupational health and diseases, toxicology and occupational hygiene.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs
The learning outcomes for this module are consistent with achieving the objectives of SDG 3 (Good Health) and SDG 8 (Decent Work) from an occupational health and well-being perspective, and the objectives of SDG 4 (Quality Education) as this module contributes to fostering an inclusive and equitable education that promotes lifelong learning for all.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

21

Autonomous Student Learning

60

Tutorial

10

Online Learning

21

Total

112

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The key teaching and learning approaches used in this module include:
a) during the trimester you will engage with online lectures, carry out directed reading, and work-focused tasks, as well as engaging with peers and tutors through an online group chat room and during plenary assessment-related online tutorials during the trimester on Thursday evenings;
b) at a one-day tutorial following the last online lecture in the module you will engage in problem-based learning, case-based learning, and group-work.
You will learn how to use a critical writing approach when preparing your assignments, and you will be encouraged to apply your learning to your work situation.
Tutorial activities normally take place at the end of the module on a single day. Your tutor will have planned various activities to facilitate your consolidating your learning from the module. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Students will normally be working adults, with a strong interest in, and/or some responsibility for, occupational safety and health


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Co-requisite:
OSH10100 - OSH Principles

Equivalents:
Occupational Health Hazard Mgt (SHWW00020), Occ Health Hazard Mangt (SHWW10020)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: 10020-1 Write a report, in the prescribed manner, on a specific occupational disease topic that will be allocated to you. Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

40

Assignment: 10020-2 This assignment will require you to prepare and present an extended report on an aspect of Occupational Health, incorporating feedback from a previous assignment. Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

60


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Your grader will complete a rubric to indicate the areas that you completed well and the areas that could be improved in your individual assignment. You will receive feedback on your assessment in the form of written annotations on the assessment in Brightspace, and an overarching summary feedback comment.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Conor Buggy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Penpatra Sripaiboonkij Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mrs Jamie Campbell Tutor
Mr Tim Cranley Tutor
Mr Darrell Fernandes Tutor
Ms Una Hogan Tutor
Mr Declan Monahan Tutor
Mrs Karen Ryan Tutor