ENVR09019 2019 Environmental Management

General Details

Full Title
Environmental Management
Transcript Title
Environmental Management
Code
ENVR09019
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Margaret Savage, Noel Connaughton
Programme Membership
SG_SENVP_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SENVP_M09 201900 Master of Science in Environmental Protection
Description

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. 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Reflect on and identify his/her own learning, identify information gaps and propose a continuing professional development plan.

2.

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.

3.

Devise an appropriate methodology to carry out an Environmental Review of a facility and select appropriate environmental Objectives and Targets.

4.

Devise an appropriate strategy to establish, document, implement, maintain and continually improve an Environmental Management System (EMS) suitable for a range of different organisations.

5.

Critically review the Environmental Impact Assessment process at European and National level and suggest ways of improving the process at various levels.

 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. online and recorded lectures (via Adobe Connect or similar), independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address various student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (e.g. PowerPoint presentations, recordings of online lectures and supplementary reading material) and a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). The online delivery may be blended with workshops to bring the learners together to facilitate group learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment.

Directed reading, independent research and independent thinking are encouraged by the assessment process.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment, where relevant, will involve assignments or assessments that provides evidence that the student has met the subject and topic learning outcomes to the required standard.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Reflect on and identify his/her own learning, identify information gaps and propose a continuing professional development plan.

  • Reflective learning
  • Learning Portfolios
  • Continuing professional development

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.

  • Students required to carry out a critical review of published scientific papers using available guidelines as a basis for comparison

Devise an appropriate methodology to carry out an Environmental Review of a facility and select appropriate environmental Objectives and Targets.

  • Review a range of methodologies from existing Guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures and Published Papers and devise alternative methodologies appropriate for a range of organisations

Devise an appropriate strategy to establish, document, implement, maintain and continually improve an Environmental Management System (EMS) suitable for a range of different organisations.

  • Review of the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and the recommendations of ISO 14004:2016

Critically review the Environmental Impact Assessment process at European and National level and suggest ways of improving the process at various levels.

  • Review current EPA Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and review of an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR).

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment - Learning Portfolio Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 4 1
2 Short Theory Questions - EMS & Auditing Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 20 % Week 7 3,4
3 Critical review of published scientific papers Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 9 2
4 Short Theory Questions - EIA Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 20 % Week 11 4,5
5 Critical Review of assigned topic relating to EMS or EIA Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 15 2,3,4,5

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Not Specified Workshop 8 Once Per Semester 0.53
Directed Learning Not Specified On-line resources, assigned reading 3.47 Weekly 3.47
Independent Learning Not Specified Research, preparation of assignemnts 10 Weekly 10.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
BS EN ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use BSI Standards Limited.

Required Reading
BS EN ISO 14004:2016 Environmental management systems General guidelines on implementation BSI Standards Limited.

Required Reading
BS EN ISO 19011:2018 Guidelines for auditing management systems. BSI Standards Limited.

Required Reading
EPA (2017) Guidelines on the Information to be contained in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Ireland.

Recommended Reading
2004 A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning Psychology Press
ISBN 0415335167 ISBN-13 9780415335164

Reflective and experiential learning are now common currency in education and training and are recognized as important tools. This handbook acts as an essential guide to understanding and using these techniques in educational and training contexts.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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)

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), repealing Regulation (EC) No 761/2001 and Commission Decisions 2001/681/EC and 2006/193/EC (OJ L 342, 22.12.2009, p. 1–45) as amended by COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/1505 of 28 August 2017 amending Annexes I, II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS). 

EU COMMISSION DECISION of 4 March 2013 establishing the user’s guide setting out the steps needed to participate in EMAS, under Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS). 

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/1505 of 28 August 2017 amending Annexes I, II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS). 

 

 

Journal Resources

None

URL Resources

None

Other Resources

Directed reading lists

Recent Irish Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs)

Additional Information

All learners must attend all workshops/seminars