OSH20030 Occupational Safety and Health Professional Skills 1

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module re-introduces professional adult students to the study skills required to successfully complete the HDipSHWW programme and to prepare for study at level 3 in UCD.

It addresses induction issues and the basic computer skills necessary to utilise the UCD systems to facilitate and to support learning; It addresses academic writing skills, learning skills, study techniques, exam techniques, critique and review skills and a refresher on the basic scientific principles of applied human anatomy and physiology, chemistry and physics of the workplace.

Changes to module following feedback: Modification of assignments. Increased contact hours and redistribution across twelve weeks.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module the student should be able to:

Demonstrate the ability to develop their own learning strategy;

Prepare for learning and assessment at UCD;

Analyse academic integrity;

Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of applied chemistry, applied physics and human anatomy and physiology relevant to OSH practice.

The learning outcomes of this module are consistent with achieving the objectives of SDG 4 Quality Education as this module contributes to fostering an inclusive and equitable education that promotes lifelong learning for all.

Indicative Module Content:

Library Skills (How to use a Library, database Searches, references), Motivation, Time Management and Note taking, College Knowledge, Introduction to Professional Accreditation, Digital Tools, Study Skills and Assessment, Adult literacy and communication, Academic literature review and basic academic writing, Plagiarism and how to avoid, Introduction to Anatomy and physiology, Applied Anatomy and Physiology for OSH, Introduction to Physics, Physics for OSH, Introduction to Chemistry, Peer review process (in-class exercise)

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Face-to-face, peer review process, group work, reflective learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students should be over 23 years, be employed and have at least 3 years work experience and be students on HDipSHWW.

Learning Recommendations:

Students should be engaged in OSH in their workplace and be students on HDipSHWW.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Learning Skills (OSH30080), Learning Skills (SHWW20030), Learning Skills (SHWW30080)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Assignment Week 9 n/a Graded No


Assignment: Assignment Week 5 n/a Graded No


Assignment: Assignment Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
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
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Student will receive a provisional individual grade in Brightspace within 20 working days of the submission date of the assignment (A, B, C etc. as per UCD grade descriptors). The grade will contribute to the student final’s grade for the module. Each student will receive an assignment feedback sheet on Brightspace.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Conor Buggy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer