AD1053: Technical Effectiveness l (Health, Safety and Environment)

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 10.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 12hr(s) Lectures (and workshops); 2 x 1hr(s) Other (coaching seminars with internal organisation coach); 8hr(s) Practicals (practical assignments via internal coach in organisation); Directed Study (self-directed study - guided readings, case studies, work-based projects); Other (independent reflective learning through learning log)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Engineering, and Guest Lecturers.
Module Objective: This module aims to enhance students' technical effectiveness through the introduction of key concepts related to health, safety and the environment within pharma manufacturing operations. Through examining the application of key health, safety and environmental principles, students will gain a greater understanding of the operations within a pharma manufacturing site.
Module Content: Workplace health and safety principles and legislation.
Health and safety management systems.
Risk and hazard management.
Environmental standards.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an awareness of workplace health and safety regulatory bodies and legislative requirements.
  • Discuss key health and safety legislation applicable to their role.
  • Examine the hazards and risks associated with the operation of a range of utility systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ISO 14001 environmental standards.
  • Deliver effective risk management.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500-2,000 word work based project, 80 marks; Presentation, 20 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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