OSH30100 OSH Literature Review

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module commences with preparatory work in the Spring Trimester with the main bulk of the workplace based literature review conducted in the Summer Trimester.

This module develops students knowledge and skills that are required to write an academic essay based on valid and reliable OSH literature and to summarise current knowledge and complex OSH information, from a variety of disciplines, and communicate it in a professional manner to their manager in a workplace setting. Academic, business writing and referencing skills are addressed.

Students should focus their literature review on a topic relevant to their workplace but not directly related to their own work role.

Lectures on this module will be delivered online via ZOOM.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module the student should be able:

To select valid and reliable relevant literature to support an argument;

To collect and summarise complex information;

To evaluate information collected and form a reasoned argument;

To demonstrate the ability to develop links between sub-topic areas;

To demonstrate the ability to lead the reader through the argument in a logical sequence;

To prepare a professional written report to demonstrate the above skills;

To demonstrate the ability to correctly cite academic references using a recognised system.

Sustainable Development Goal Alignment:

The learning outcomes of this module are consistent with achieving the objectives of SDG 3 Good Health and SDG 8 Decent Work from an occupational health and wellbeing perspective.

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:

Writings skills
Critical review
Presentation skills
OSH research
Self-directed learning

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Conversation Class


Project Supervision




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Recorded E-lectures
Live Online E-Lectures
Library skills workshops
Class presentations
Autonomous learning
Learning through assessment
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students must be aged over 23 years, be employed or seeking employment and have at least 3 years work experience.

Learning Recommendations:

Students should be engaged in OSH in their workplace.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
OSH Literature Review (SHWW30100)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: LR Proposal - includes a powerpoint presentation (10%) and proposal document (10%). The presentation will be conducted live online via Zoom. Week 2 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Project: Literature review Week 8 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual feedback will provided alongside provisional grades within 20 working days of submission on Brightspace.

Module reading list is provided in Brightspace.
Name Role
Assoc Professor Conor Buggy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Penpatra Sripaiboonkij Lecturer / Co-Lecturer