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At the end of this module students will be able to:
Identify the range and properties of chemicals found in the workplace and explain associated bio-chemical actions and interactions in the human body;
Describe the toxic effects of major classes of toxicants and utilise toxicology (as a tool) to classify, label and develop information for Safety Data Sheets and for chemical risk assessments;
Develop and advise on the implementation of risk assessment and appropriate control and prevention strategies for toxic and hazardous chemicals;
Apply the information (relating to the toxic effects of chemicals on man in an occupational setting) to the larger environment and public and recognise the parallels that exist between the two compartments;
Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role occupational safety and health plays in public health, SEVESO, COMAH, REACH and chemical transportation.
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.
Introduction to toxicology
Chemical Risk Assessment
Chemical Transportation and Management
Public health impact assessment
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Students must be aged over 23 years, be employed or seeking employment and have at least 3 years work experience. This module contains work-based assignments and if students are not working, they will be unable to meet the credit requirements.Learning Recommendations:
Students should be engaged in OSH in their workplace if possible.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Assignment 1 - Chemical Risk Assessment Team Assignment||Week 8||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Assignment: Assignment 2 - A selection of topics which the student will write an essay on for 2 topics of their choice.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Summer||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Individual feedback will provided alongside provisional grades within 20 working days of submission on Brightspace.
|Assoc Professor Conor Buggy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Derval Cumiskey||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Anne Drummond||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Craig Slattery||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Penpatra Sripaiboonkij||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Small Group||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20||Tues 14:00 - 16:50|
|Small Group||Offering 1||Week(s) - 21, 29, 31, 33||Tues 14:00 - 16:50|
|Small Group||Offering 1||Week(s) - 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 32||Tues 14:00 - 16:50|