AD1079: An Introduction to Environmental Issues within Health and Safety

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 10, Max 100.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 2.
Teaching Methods: 8 x 3hr(s) Lectures; Other (self-directed study and independent research)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: This module aims to introduce students to the relationship between occupation, environment and public health.
Module Content: Introduction to EHS management systems.
EPA Statutory licensing and reporting.
Water resources and waste-water treatment.
Waste facility design.
Risk monitoring.
Compliance under environmental legislation.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Identify the components of an inegrated management system.
  • Explain the importance of water resources and waste water treatment technologies.
  • Illustrate the design of landfill waste treatment facilities.
  • Identify key procedures for the monitoring of environmental safety risks.
  • Discuss key sources of environmental legislation relating to compliance within health and safety.
  • Describe the environmental licensing process for regulating activities with the relevant regulatory authorities (EPA, HSA, etc.).
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,000 word Environmental Health and Safety E-Portfolio).
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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