SAFE06023 2019 ENVIRONMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY

General Details

Full Title
ENVIRONMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY
Transcript Title
ENVIRONMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY
Code
SAFE06023
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
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)
Edel Costello, Mary Hannon
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SPHAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SPHAR_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmaceutical Science
Description

This module will give students a foundation in Environmental Health and Safety enabling them to apply these fundamentals to the area of pharmaceutical science.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify hazards in the workplace and apply appropriate control measures with special reference to the needs of the pharmaceutical sector.

2.

Outline the parameters used for Environmental Health and Safety monitoring in Ireland

3.

Examine the links between environmental and occupational safety and health issues in the workplace.

4.

Identify and analyse Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental legislation with reference to its impact on the Pharmaceutical sector.

5.

Communicate the need for effective management of Environmental, Health and Safety issues in the workplace.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full time and will include lectures and practical demonstrations augmented by collaborative work, independent and directed learning. 

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed individually and as groups through a variety of written assignments and presentation work.  Short answer questions will summarise the individuals learning at the end of the semester.

Repeat Assessments

Continuous Assessment and/or final exam

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Environmental monitoring and analysis; atmosphere, water, wastewater, waste etc.

IPPC licencing.

Hazard identification and risk assessment

Fire, electricity, emergency planning and hazards associated with building activities relevant to the pharmaceutical sector

Noise, dust, vibration and associated occupational hygiene issues.

Occupational diseases, health promotion and  psychosocial hazards.

Manual handling, ergonomics.

Hazardous materials classification, confined spaces, lock-out tag-out etc.

Relevant EHS legislation.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Class discussion and feedback. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,3,4,5
2 Individual Project Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment project based on a prescribed work environment Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % OnGoing 1,4,5
3 Group project integrating the principles of EHS into a chemical/pharmaceutical/ prescribed workplace setting Continuous Assessment Group Project 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
4 Short Answer Questions exam of questions covering the entire module content Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Mooney A.M. (2003) Environmental Law Cavenish

Corbitt R.A. (1998) 2nd Ed Standard Handbook of Environmental Engineering McGraw-Hill

EPA (2006) Environmental Liability Risk Assessment, Residuals Management Plans and Financial Provision EPA

EPA BAT Guidance Notes for various sectors EPA

Ridley J. & Channing J. (2004) 6th ed Safety At Work Butterworth Heinemann

Stranks J. (2000) 5th ed Handbook of Health and Safety Practice Pearson Education

Ridley J. (2004) 3rd ed Health and Safety in Brief Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann

Stranks J. (1995) Occupational Health and Hygiene Pitman Publishing

Journal Resources

Health and Safety Review

URL Resources

www.hsa.ie

www.epa.ie

www.hse.gov.uk

Other Resources

Access to Moodle

Additional Information

None