PHPS40590 Occupational Medicine Essay

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is a core module for those students taking the upgrade to MSc in Occupational Health (Major code X060) who have not previously undertaken the UCD Higher Diploma or Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health. It takes place in Autumn.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the module students should be able to:1. Demonstrate the ability to collate specialist occupational medical information and present in a scientific manner, both in oral and written manner.2. Demonstrate an understanding of study design as relates to studies of occupational medicine3. Demonstrate an understanding of commonly used analysis in studies of occupational medicine4. Search literature using standard search strategy mechanisms5. Review and analyse current literature in a self-directed manner6. Use Endnote or another reference managing tool

Indicative Module Content:

Referencing styles
Critical writing

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Endnote course
Advice about referencing
Advice about literature searching
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Powerpoint presentation relating to essay Week 10 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Essay: Essay comprising case studies and literature review relating to a subject in occupational medicine Week 10 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% 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, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be given on a draft essay to be submitted in Week 8. Feedback will be given post oral presentation.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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