SAFE07026 2019 Occupational Safety and Health Enquiry Based Learning 5

General Details

Full Title
Occupational Safety and Health Enquiry Based Learning 5
Transcript Title
Occupational Safety and Health
70 %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
ESCI - Environmental Science
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Edel Costello, Mary Hannon
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_J07 201900 Level 7 Add-on Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Level 7 Embedded Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health

The theme of this Enquiry Based Learning module is Interpreting and Reporting Occupational Safety and Health Data.  The aims of this module are to provide an opportunity for students to work in groups to integrate and apply the knowledge gained from individual safety and health modules.  Scenarios are devised to interlink subject matter from the the other modules being taught in the semester. 

Learning Outcomes

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


Describe, discuss and evaluate a wide range of risk factors in the workplace.

Develop professional competencies with reference to practitioner based activities.

Identify and resolve complex occupational safety, health and environmental issues and communicate solutions to a prescribed audience.


Employ data analysing synthesising and summarising skills in a relevant work setting.

Collaboratively solve cross disciplinary problems and reflect on their learning experience.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered fulltime.   EBL is a facilitated learning approach where students engage in workplaced based scenarios and construct their own learning, identifying gaps in their knowledge and undertaking research to bridge the learning gaps.  Facilitators guide students through their learning journey assisting them in the maintenance of a healthy team environment as well as guiding on subject matter.  This is carried out in a structured environment where the integrity of the teaching is maintained and a safe learning environment protected at all times.  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.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessments are formative and summative relation to Process Marks (40%) and Product Marks (60%)

This module comprises a number of workplace based scenarios, typically running over a period of weeks, in which the students apply knowledge to solve technical OSH issues. The students work in groups and are collectively & individually responsible to deliver their work in a professional manner according to an agreed criteria & timeline.

Students are given precise instructions at the beginning of each scenario outlining the key  issue(s), the marking scheme attaching to the scenario including process mark and product mark and the expected assessment format.  Assessments can be, but are not limited to, MCQ's, exams, presentations, reports, video production, storyboards etc

Students are expected to carry out work in EBL class and independently outside class time according to their own schedule.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Attend

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Reflects contents of the co-requisite subjects.

Scenarios relating to occupational health, occupational hygiene and environmental issues.

Scenarios relating to legislation, hazard identification and risk assessment and ergonomics.

Scenarios relating to environmental issues, occupational hygiene and legislation.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Facilitated group activities and feedback on group and individual performance. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,4,5
2 Process Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
3 Product Continuous Assessment Group Project 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Problem Based Learning Flat Classroom Enquiry Based Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Text books used will be dependent on specific group work assigned.

Journal Resources

Health and Safety Review

URL Resources

Other Resources

To facilitate EBL  a flat classroom with adequate IT resources will be required for all sessions.

A student to facilitator ratio of 12:1 required to facilitate the delivery of Enquiry Based Learning

Additional Information