SAFE09012 2016 DISSERTATION
This module requires the learner to pursue research on an appropriate topic in occupational safety and health and/or environmental management, integrate research findings and articulate the key considerations of the specific investigation . It also provides an overview to research methods including computer applications, statistics, and GIS software appropriate to academic requirements. A range of data compilation, file management, and presentation processes are introduced in order to provide the student with competence in a range of computing tasks.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Identify, conceptualise, formulate and communicate a research proposal for a specific occupational safety and health and/or environmental management topic.
Complete a programme of work requiring sustained effort with the objective of developing critical abilities in analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Identify the objectives of the study, formulate an appropriate methodology and review the literature relevant to the study.
Identify and utilise scientific research methods appropriate to the dissertation
Collect, collate and analyse data relevant to an environmental/occupational safey and health context
Evaluate and synthesise the main findings of the study and develop appropriate recommendations and conditions.
Utilise the main Object tools for data management in a DBMS to include importing data from external sources and output for academic and work based reports.
Compile and analyse sets of data for a range of statistical tests relevant to an environmental health and safety context.
Interpret and report on output generated by a range of statistical tests.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. online lectures (via adobe connect or similar), independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address various student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material.
Module Assessment Strategies
The project will be assessed on a continuous basis. 100% Continuous Assessment
Repeat assessment, where relevant, will involve assignment, practical test or examination that provides evidence that the student has met the subject and topic learning outcomes to the required standard.
Research Methods Section
Tasks using computer applications to include word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. Use of Internet & e-mail for research and communications.
Data management to include maintenance, interrogation, and report generation using database management software.
Summary, Inferential, and Association statistical analysis to include presentation of data in tabular and chart format for academic and work based report writing.
Tasks using GIS applications to include capture, store, query, analyse, display, and output.
Developing a research topic, literature review, literature search, active reading, academic writing, developing a methodology, structuring a thesis, referencing.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Ongoing discussion with assigned supervisor.||Formative||UNKNOWN||- %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|2||Continuous Assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||OnGoing||1,3,4,7|
|3||Individual Project Final dissertation document||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||70 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||14||Weekly||14.00|
|Directed Learning||Not Specified||Directed learning||1||Weekly||1.00|
Online Learning Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Self Study||14||Weekly||14.00|
|Directed Learning||Not Specified||Directed Learning||1||Weekly||1.00|
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