SAFE08041 2019 Project Management for OSH professionals

General Details

Full Title
Project Management for OSH professionals
Transcript Title
Project Management for OSH pro
Code
SAFE08041
Attendance
70 %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
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_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_K08 201900 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOSHM_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health Management
Description

This module will look at the need for effective project management in occupational safety and health.  The role of the leader along with the development of personal and professional skills will be explored to assist in the management of occupational safety and health in a professional environment.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Appraise current and historical management theories and their relevance to the modern workplace

2.

Analyse the stages in effective project management with particular reference to occupational safety and health activities

3.

Evaluate the use of a variety of resources in the management of a project

4.

Explore the roles adopted by team members in a functional project management group and reflect on ones own skills and attributes in the context of project management 

5.

Consider the barriers to effective project management and develop strategies to minimise their influence

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered fulltime. This will include lectures, 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. uploading assignments and reflections). 

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment

Students will work on a portfolio of assessment working towards the development of a project plan to include some/all of the following elements:

  • Mind mapping 
  • Project work identification
  • Programme of works (using MS Project or equivalent)
  • Resource identification and allocation
  • Reflection on the project as a whole and on individual performance

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment

Indicative Syllabus

1. Appraise current and historical management theories and their relevance to the modern workplace

The evolution of management from FW Taylor to modern management theories/theorists and how they influence us as managers

Appraise and select the beneficial elements from different theories with reference to practitioner based activities

2. Analyse the stages in effective project management with particular reference to occupational safety and health activities

Project definition, scope and function.  

Identifying key stakeholders and resources available. 

Planning the project and identifying the critical path tasks 

Planning and decision making within the project

Monitoring progress and staying in control of the project

Project closure

3. Evaluate the use of a variety of resources in the management of a project

Selecting and managing the project team

ICT solutions to common project issues

4. Explore the role of the leader and other stakeholders who influence the success of a project

Compare and contrast the role of the leader and the role of a manager

Identify team members roles in a project and how best to select key personnel

Managing personnel in the project team 

Identify external stakeholders and their influence on a project. 

Reflection as a core skill of the project leader

5. Consider the barriers to effective project management and develop strategies to minimise their influence

Discuss what barriers might be presented

External and internal influences on the project and how best to manage these

Handling issues to do with opposition

Managing change and opposition to change. 

 

 

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Formative feedback and discussion on progress will be given throughout the module Formative Performance Evaluation - % OnGoing
2 Portfolio Part 1 - Project inception (project identification, mind map, written project outline) Continuous Assessment Project 30 % Week 4 1,2,3
3 Portfolio Part 2 - Project Management (Report outlining how to manage a project and identify challenges and mitigation strategies) Continuous Assessment Project 40 % Week 9 3,4,5
4 Portfolio Part 3 - Project close and reflection (Presentation on experience of project management and reflection on project and self performance) Continuous Assessment Project 30 % Week 13 3,4

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2014 Project Management
ISBN 1259010708 ISBN-13 9781259010705

This textbook presents a balanced treatment of both the technical and behavioural issues in project management as well as covering a broad range of industries to which project management principles can be applied.

Recommended Reading
2010 Project Management Prentice Hall
ISBN 027370432X ISBN-13 9780273704324

Project Management is a fast-growing and increasingly professionalised' discipline with record numbers of practitioners now gaining the PRINCE qualification. The formal tools and techniques of project management are being applied in an ever-wider range of industries and organisations. As a mainstream skill, critical to business success, and under closer scrutiny for the benefits it delivers, it's important the students of today and practitioners of tomorrow can rely on a comprehensive and contemporary text to support their learning. Drawing on the author's 20 years of teaching, research and consulting experience, Harvey Maylor's latest edition of Project Management delivers this in style

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

As per Booklist

Journal Resources

Health and Safety Review

URL Resources

www.hsa.ie

www.cif.ie

Links to all media for discussions

Additional Information

None