SAFE06029 2019 Occupational Safety and Health Enquiry Based Learning 2

General Details

Full Title
Occupational Safety and Health Enquiry Based Learning 2
Transcript Title
Occupational Safety and Health
70 %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
ESCI - Environmental Science
06 - NFQ Level 6
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Edel Costello, Mary Hannon
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health

The Theme of this Enquiry Based Learning Module is The Science of OSH. The aims of this module are to provide an opportunity for students to explore the basic sciences and employ their relevance to the principles for securing safety and health in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Identify their learning needs and develop efficent self directed study skills


Communicate the basic principles for securing safety  and health in the workplace.


Relate basic principles of biology, chemistry, physics and maths to workplace hazards.


Identify concepts that are cross disciplinary.

Participate in  and contribute to team based activities.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered fulltime.   EBL is a facilitated learning approach where students engage in workplace based scenarios and construct their own learning, identifying gaps in their knowledge and undertaking research to bridge the learning gaps.  Facilitators guide students through their learning journey assisting them in the maintenance of a healthy team environment as well as guiding on subject matter.  This is carried out in a structured environment where the integrity of the teaching is maintained and a safe learning environment protected at all times.  This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessments are formative and summative relation to Process Marks (60%) and Product Marks (40%)

This module comprises a number of workplace based scenarios, typically running over a period of weeks, in which the students apply knowledge to solve technical OSH issues. The students work in groups and are collectively & individually responsible to deliver their work in a professional manner according to an agreed criteria & timeline.

Students are given precise instructions at the beginning of each scenario outlining the key  issue(s), the marking scheme attaching to the scenario including process mark and product mark and the expected assessment format.  Assessments can be, but are not limited to, MCQ's, exams, presentations, reports, video production, storyboards etc

Students are expected to carry out work in EBL class and independently outside class time according to their own schedule.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Attendance

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Communication and presentation skills

Technical report writing skills

Reading and reviewing skills

Group dynamics and team building

Self directed learning

Sourcing and referencing hardcopy and electronic information

Relevant core scientific information

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Facilitated group activities and feedback on group and individual performance. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,3,4,5
2 Process Coursework Assessment Performance Evaluation 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
3 Product Coursework Assessment Group Project 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Problem Based Learning Flat Classroom Enquiry Based Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 9 Weekly 9.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Ridley J. (2004)Health and Safety in Brief, Biddles Ltd, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Stranks J. (1996) Safety Technology, Financial Times, London

Stranks J. (2000) Handbook of Health and Safety Practice, Pearson Education, London

Other text books used will be dependent on specific group work assigned.

Journal Resources

Health and Safety Review

URL Resources


Other Resources

To facilitate EBL  a flat classroom with adequate IT resources will be required for all sessions.

A student to facilitator ratio of 12:1 required to facilitate the delivery of Enquiry Based Learning

Additional Information