SAFE06043 2019 Communications
This module aims to build learners knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of communication skills relating to the field of Occupational Safety & Health.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate knowledge of interpersonal skills in listening, questioning, assertiveness and, verbal and non-verbal communication in a health and safety context.
Develop short technical oral presentations.
Represent technical and /or scientific information in a manner that facilitates ease of communication.
Paraphrase and summarise written technical information, reference sources and write a bibliography.
Assess own communications skills and keep a personal learning journal.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered part-time.
It will be delivered using blended learning techniques and this will include online lectures, workshop activity and 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 and journals).
Module Assessment Strategies
This module is 100% Continuous Assessment.
All marks are individual marks.
On-going assessments: 30% Moodle Quizzes (MCQ). Learning Journal - may include reading, directed activities, group discussions & individual reflections. (25%):
Workshop Assignment (15%): Students work in groups to develop solutions to prescribed workplace H&S issues through enquiry based learning.
Individual research report assignment (30%): Students will produce a structured report on a specified and current topic and will be submitted via Moodle towards the end of the semester.
Repeat Continuous Assessment.
Communications Process & Models.
Low level interpersonal conflict skills.
Managing meetings and facilitating discussions.
Presenting Technical Information
Oral Presentation skills.
Critical Thinking Skills.
Visual Communication and Data Representation.
Writing Skills (Short Report & Letter).
Referencing (Paraphrasing, Summarising, Quoting).
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Personal Learning Journal||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||25 %||OnGoing||1,2,4,5|
|2||Short response questions on communications theory||Continuous Assessment||Multiple Choice||30 %||OnGoing||1,5|
|3||Workshop Assessment||Continuous Assessment||Practical Evaluation||15 %||Any||1|
|4||Written Short Technical Report||Continuous Assessment||Written Report||30 %||OnGoing||3,4|
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|
DeVito JA (2015). Human Communication : The Basic Course. Pearson.
ONLINE: McIntosh, P. et al. (2008) Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Workplace. [New York?]: AMA Self-Study. Available at: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,sso&db=nlebk&AN=387643&site=eds-live&scope=site&custid=s7813921 (Accessed: 15 March 2019).
ONLINE: Sellie-Dosunmu, M. (2016) Using Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace. Alexandria, Virginia: Association For Talent Development. Available at: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,sso&db=nlebk&AN=1429482&site=eds-live&scope=site&custid=s7813921 (Accessed: 15 March 2019).
Lindenfield, G. (2001) Assert yourself : a self-help assertiveness programme for men and women, Thorsons, London
Summers, J. (2004) Communication skills handbook : how to succeed in written and oral communication, Wiley & Sons, Australia
To be supplied if deemed appropriate and updated regularly.
IT Sligo Library Web Site
Ebrary links. (To be updated annually)
Example of Links to be provided to students:-
Communication Course pack will include selected readings.
Links to on-line videos/ interactive tutorials and other engaging tools.