AD5853: Risk Management

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 10, Max 100.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 1.
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 will assist students in identifying and inspecting key physical hazards and dangers in the workplace. It will aslo develop students' ability to manage risks through the practical use of risk assessment techniques.
Module Content: Concepts of hazard and risk
Risk perception, risk awareness, risk tolerability and risk acceptance
Society and risk
Organisations and risk
Hazard and risk identification and inspection techniques
Risk management process and strategies
Risk assessment methodology
Selection and application of appropriate risk assessment techniques
Risk control techniques
Principles of prevention.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Explain in detail the nature of risk and the concept of risk assessment.
  • Evaluate the key factors that affect risk perception and acceptability, including social, cultural and organisational aspects.
  • Critically analyse common hazard identification and risk assessment techniques.
  • Perform a risk assessment of a work situation using validated methodologies for the recognition, evaluation and control of workplace risk.
  • Develop appropriate conclusions and realistic recommendations for risk management controls in the workplace.
  • Communicate and participate effectively in a team environment.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 3,000 word individual project (Risk Assessment)).
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 (as prescribed by the module coordinator).

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