ENVR09019 2013 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
In this module, the participant focuses on a small number of topic areas from a selection, mainly in an Irish context.
Each participant will be encouraged to critically review and provide personal comment on the strengths and limitations of topical environmental management, policy, regulatory and other fiscal/non fiscal interventions, strategies and approaches. He/she will also consider issues that might influence environmental decision making, such as economic, social and political pressures, limitations of personnel and resources, and the implications of such influences as rhetoric, bias and competing interests.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Reflect on and identify his/her own learning, identify information gaps and propose a continuing professional development plan.
Critically review a selection of published scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and compare and contrast with a range of guidelines on publishing scientific papers
Devise an appropriate methodology to carry out an Environmental Review of a facility and select appropriate environmental Objectives and Targets.
Devise an appropriate strategy to establish, document, implement, maintain and continually improve an Environmental Management System (EMS) suitable for a range of different organisations
Critically review the Environmental Impact Assessment process at European and National level and suggest ways of improving the process at various levels.
Module Assessment Strategies
Directed reading, independent research and independent thinking are encouraged by the assessment process
Critical review of published scientific papers using available guidelines as a basis for comparison
Environmental Management Systems (EMS) & Auditing
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Assignment - Learning Portfolio||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||20 %||Week 4||1|
|2||Critical review of published scientific papers||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||Week 7||2|
|3||Short Theory Questions - EMS & Auditing||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||Week 9||3,4|
|4||Short Theory Questions - EIA||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||Week 11||5|
|5||Critical Review of assigned topic relating to EMS or EIA||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||Week 15||2,3,4,5|
Part Time Mode Workload
|Directed Learning||Not Specified||On-line resources, assigned reading||4.53||Weekly||4.53|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Research, preparation of assignemnts||140||UNKNOWN||140.00|
Bioethics for Scientists (2002) J. Bryant, L. Baggott la Velle and J. Searle John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Introduction to Bioethics: Bryant Baggott la Velle Searle Wiley (2005
ISO 14001: 2004, Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use.
ISO 14004: 2010, Environmental management systems - General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques.
ISO 19011: 2011, Guidelines for auditing management systems.
Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS)
Irish EPA (2002) Guidelines on the Information to be contained in Environmental Impact Statements
Irish EPA (2003) Advise Notes on Current Practice in the Preparation of Environmental Impact Statements
Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment
European Communities (2001), Guidance on EIA - Screening
European Communities (2001), Guidance on EIA - Scoping
European Communities (2001), Guidance on EIA - EIS Review
Directed reading lists
Recent Irish Environmental Impact Statements
Access to broadband
regional exam centres
attaendance at any workshop