SAFE09012 2016 DISSERTATION

General Details

Full Title
DISSERTATION
Transcript Title
EHS DISSERTATION
Code
SAFE09012
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
30 - 30 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Blaithin McGrath, Edel Costello
Programme Membership
SG_SEHSM_M09 201600 Master of Science in EHS Management
Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify, conceptualise, formulate and communicate a research proposal for a specific occupational safety and health and/or environmental management topic.

2.

Complete a programme of work requiring sustained effort with the objective of developing critical abilities in analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

3.

Identify the objectives of the study, formulate an appropriate methodology and review the literature relevant to the study.

4.

Identify and utilise scientific research methods appropriate to the dissertation

5.

Collect, collate and analyse data relevant to an environmental/occupational safey and health context

6.

Evaluate and synthesise the main findings of the study and develop appropriate recommendations and conditions.

7.
Manage a personal learning process, demonstrate monitoring and revision procedures through the development of the dissertation and recognise the information and resource requirements of the study.
8.

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.

9.

Compile and analyse sets of data for a range of statistical tests relevant to an environmental health and safety context.

10.

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 Assessments

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.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Project

 

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 14 Weekly 14.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 14 Weekly 14.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Related to research topics

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None