SAFE06037 2019 Introductory Science for Occupational Safety and Health 2
This module introduces students of Occupational Safety & Health to essential principles and concepts of Chemistry and Physics.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Describe the basic composition of matter and atomic structure and explain chemical bonding
List the properties of chemicals commonly found in the workplace and explain the importance of these properties and their intrinsic hazards
Undertake basic scientific calculations and solve numerical problems
Select and apply an appropriate mathematical formula to solve a physical problem
Describe physical properties of noise vibration, radiation, electricity, heat and temperature
Explain the physical laws and definitions of waves, sound, energy, electricity, light and nuclear physics
Select and apply mathematical problem solving skills in chemistry in the workplace
Explain chemical laws and definitions in the field of chemistry.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. on-line lectures (via Adobe Connect), 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 on-line lectures and supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).
The online delivery will be blended with workshops to bring learners together to facilitate group learning.
Module Assessment Strategies
Final theory : 50% Continuous assessment: 50%
Regular MCQs will be undertaken through Moodle, and assignment uploads through Moodle.
Repeat assignments will be available on Moodle, subject to IT Sligo Procedure on late submissions, 'Application for extension of continuous assessment deadlines'.
Composition of matter, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding and molecular structure and molecular mass.
Moles, molarity, solution concentration, acids bases and pH scale.
Physical properties of chemicals.
Organic chemistry, identification of commonly encountered industrial solvents.
Scientific Notation and basic arithmetic utilising scientific notation.
SI Units, unit prefixes and unit conversions.
Light and Sound: reflection, refraction, lenses, imaging, lasers, light and sound intensity, waves and wave properties.
Nuclear Physics: radioactivity, types and properties of radiation, hazards of radiation, radiation protection.
Electricity: voltage, current, resistance, simple circuits, hazards of electricity, electrical safety.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||MCQ 1||Continuous Assessment||Multiple Choice||15 %||Week 4||1,2,3,8|
|2||MCQ 2||Continuous Assessment||Multiple Choice||15 %||Week 8||3,4,5,6|
|3||Open Book Assessment||Continuous Assessment||Open Book Exam||10 %||Week 11||1,2,3|
|4||Open book exam||Continuous Assessment||Open Book Exam||10 %||Week 10||3,4,5,6|
End of Semester / Year Assessment
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Final Exam||Final Exam||Closed Book Exam||50 %||Week 15||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
Online Learning Mode Workload
|Online Lecture||Distance Learning Suite||Lecture||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Directed Learning||Not Specified||Directed Learning||1.85||Weekly||1.85|
|Workshop||Flat Classroom||Workshop||2.5||Once Per Semester||0.17|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent Learning||10||Weekly||10.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2010-10-11 Introduction to Biological Physics for the Health and Life Sciences Wiley
ISBN 0470665939 ISBN-13 9780470665930
2005-05-27 Chemistry: An Introduction for Medical and Health Sciences Wiley
ISBN 0470092890 ISBN-13 9780470092897
Chemistry: An Introduction for Medical and Health Sciences provides students and practitioners with a clear, readable introduction to the chemical terms and concepts that are relevant to their study and practice. Assuming little prior knowledge of the subject the book describes and explains the chemistry underlying many of the most commonly prescribed drugs and medicines. It also includes information on chemical aspects of digestion and nutrition, oxidation, radioactivity and an overview of how chemicals fight disease. Excellent pedagogy including learning objectives, diagnostic tests and questions in each chapter and a comprehensive glossary Experienced author team with many years experience of teaching chemistry to non-chemists
2010 Chemistry for the Biosciences Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199570874 ISBN-13 0199570876
Focuses on the key chemical concepts which students of the biosciences need to understand, making the scope of the book directly relevant to the target audience.
2015-06-12 Introduction to Physics John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 1118651529 ISBN-13 9781118651520
Cutnell and Johnson has been the Number one text in the algebrabased physics market for over 20 years. Over 250,000 students have used the book as the equipment they need to build their problemsolving confidence, push their limits, and be successful. The tenth edition continues to offer material to help the development of conceptual understanding, and show the relevance of physics to readers lives and future careers. Helps the reader to first identify the physics concepts, then associate the appropriate mathematical equations, and finally to work out an algebraic solution
Jones, Alan (2005) Chemistry: An Introduction for Medical and Health Sciences. Wiley
Crowe,Jonathan; Bradshaw,Tony; Monk,Paul (2006): Chemistry for the Biosciences - The Essential Concepts.,Oxford University Press.
O'Regan, Real World Physics, 1st Edition, Folens, Publishers.
Franklin et al., "Introduction to Biological Physics for the Health and Life Sciences", John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (2010) ISBN 978-0-470-66593-0
Cutnell & Johnson, "Introduction to Physics", 9th Ed., John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (2013) ISBN 978-1-11809243-9
Lewis R. & Evans, W. (2011) ;Chemistry , Palgrave Foundations , Hampshire, New York
Timberlake, Karen C. (2011) ;Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry . Prentice Hall, New Jersey
All notes to be provided via Moodle.