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At the end of this module students should be able to:
-Identify and discuss the strengths and limitations of OSH data collection systems
-Show an understanding of how summary measures can be used to collect and describe data
-Present results of simple data analyses in a professional format
-Explain or demonstrate the meaning and utility of statistical significance testing
-Demonstrate a good understanding of the main statistical and epidemiological tests found in OSH research reports
-Demonstrate how having knowledge of statistics can complement understand the value of research in OSH practice.
This module introduces students to basic statistical concepts, tests and techniques, used in the context of OSH.
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 Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Students must be aged over 23 years, be employed and have at least 3 years work experience.Learning Recommendations:
Students should be engaged in OSH in their workplace.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: You will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of basic data collection processes and techniques using Irish and EU occupational safety and health data and statistics.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Assignment: This assignment requires you to demonstrate your knowledge of statistics and epidemiology, as addressed in this module, in order to support evidence-based decisions in professional practice||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
Self-assessment activities with immediate feedback are built into class-time. Feedback individually to students on the mid-module assignment is provided via the VLE within 2 weeks of submitting. Feedback individually to students on the end-of-module assignment is provided via the VLE when draft results are published.
|Assoc Professor Conor Buggy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Alison Connolly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Martin Lawless||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Penpatra Sripaiboonkij||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|