SAFE09016 2016 MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE

General Details

Full Title
MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE
Transcript Title
MGMT THEORY AND PRACTICE
Code
SAFE09016
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, Mary Hannon
Programme Membership
SG_SEHSM_M09 201600 Master of Science in EHS Management
Description

This module allows the student to relate their EHS knowledge acquired to date to the business environment.  It gives the student the information required to select, defend and implement choices made in an organisational context.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Criticise the modern and classical approaches to management and their application in the modern business environment.

2.

Assess and communicate the need for planning within an organisation and develop a planning strategy.

3.

Evaluate motivation and control within an organisation and recognise an appropriate level of each.

4.

Analyse organisational behaviour and reactions to change in the environment.

5.
Assess the influence of public relations and external factors in health and safety and their influence on the business environment.
6.

Predict an organisations OSH needs and evaluate the relationship between employer and employee within the work environment.

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 (e.g. powerpoint presentations, recordings of online lectures and supplementary reading material) and a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). The online delivery will be blended with workshops to bring the learners together to facilitate group learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment - 100%

Regular assessments will be undertaken via moodle and assignments uploaded via moodle. Assignments may be designed across modules delivered in the same semester.

Students may be assessed individually or in group environments with a strong emphasis on continual improvement and skill building.

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

Modern versus classical theories of management and their influence on the business world

Motivation and control, Human resource management principles and practice

Organisational projections in relation to upcoming needs in the area of OSH

Organisation behaviour and types of organisations

The changing nature of business and its interrelationship with the changing world of OSH

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Feedback on class work and draft presentations. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,6
2 Continuous Assessment Assessment and peer evaluation on role play and scenarios in lecture time. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
3 Assignment Individual report on the function and relevance of management theory in the world of OSH Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,5
4 Group Project Groups look at existing companies strategies for management of OSH among other factors and carry out an appraisal of same. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
5 Group Project Students work in team to debate a topical issue in the area of Business and OSH Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 2,5,6
6 Short Answer Questions In class assessment to cover learning across the module Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified On-Line Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

McClave, Henry. Communication for Business, Gill & Macmillian, Dublin (2004)

O'Kane, Brian. Starting a Business in Ireland, Oak Tree Press, Cork (2005)

Gowthorp, Catherine. Accounting and Finance for non-specialists, Thompson Learning, London(2005)

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None