PHYS06010 2019 Physics

General Details

Full Title
Physics
Transcript Title
Physics
Code
PHYS06010
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
PHYS - Physics
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Frances Lucy, Cian Taylor
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 Level 7 Embedded Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health
Description

This is a Physics module relevant to Occupational Safety and Health.  The principle topics include mechanics, light and sound, nuclear physics and electricity and consist of lab investigations in these areas.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Explain physical laws and definitions of mechanics, light, sound, nuclear physics and electricity.

2.

Select and apply an appropriate mathematical formula to solve a physical problem.

3.

Describe the relevance of Physics to Occupational Safety and Health.

4.

Perform Physics experiments in accordance with supplied instructions.

5.

Report the performance of a Physics experiment by interpreting data, processing results and deducing informed conclusions.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time. This includes lectures, laboratory practicals, and will be augmented by independent learning and directed learning. 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 (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments).

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment (65%)

1.For the lab-based assessment: students will perform a weekly lab experiment and compile a report for same. (50%)

2. Moodle quizzes relevant to the most recent covered topic will be opened each week of the semester. (15%)

Final Exam (35%) 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat final exam and/or continuous assessment.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Explain physical laws and definitions of mechanics, light, sound, nuclear physics and electricity.

Intro: scientific notation, SI units

Physics topics relating to the listed areas will be delivered

Select and apply an appropriate mathematical formula to solve a physical problem.

For each physics topic, relevant formulas will be covered along with mathematical rules relevant to formula use: e.g. changing the subject of a formula

Describe the relevance of Physics to Occupational Safety and Health.

Links will be demonstrated between areas of physics and OSH as follows:

Mechanics: Falls from height and impacts from moving objects

Electricity: Electric shock events

Light: Risks associated with electromagnetic radiation

Sound: Risks associated with noise, noise surveying

Nuclear Physics: health effects of ionising radiation and radiation protection

Perform Physics experiments in accordance with supplied instructions.

Several experiments relating to the above areas of topics will be performed

Report the performance of a Physics experiment by interpreting data, processing results and deducing informed conclusions.

Procedures for compiling accurate lab reports will be covered

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Short questions. Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3
2 Physics practical laboratory sessions. Continuous Assessment Written Report 50 % OnGoing 4,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final exam. Final Exam Closed Book Exam 35 % End of Term 1,2,3
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Practical 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2010 Real World Physics Folens

Required Reading
2005 Physics Prentice Hall
ISBN 0130606200 ISBN-13 9780130606204

Presents basic concepts in physics, covering topics such as kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, fluids, sound, heat, thermodynamics, magnetism, nuclear physics, and more, examples, practice questions and problems.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

O'Regan, D (2000). Real World Physics. Dublin: Folens Dublin.

Giancoli, D C (2004). Physics: Principles with Applications. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Journal Resources

NA

URL Resources

NA

Other Resources

Notes and Quizzes to be supplied via Moodle page.

Additional Information

None