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This module seeks to provide knowledge/insight of environmental pollution prevention, focusing on skills development using common pollutants.
This module aims to provide an overview of the theory and application of risk management as it is applied at a strategic level from a multi-disciplinary, science-led perspective and explore frameworks that can be used to relate the functions of risk management and the actors that perform them in order to enable participants to better understand the process of decision making and the factors which influence it.
The module aims to enhance the skills of inspection, testing and evaluation in respect of the physical and traumatic dangers presented by the nature/use of premises, plant, equipment and commonly occurring high risk processes, together with the skills to promote remedial and proactive risk management improvement strategies in high risk environments.
The aim of this module is to thoroughly appraise and evaluate the legal, theoretical and practical aspects of anticipating, recognising, evaluating, controlling and managing the risk presented by a range of workplace hazardous agents and to integrate the concepts of healthy workplaces and health and wellbeing into occupational health and safety practice.
The aim of this module is to take an organisational and strategic view of management, leadership, partnership and policy for occupational health and safety together with key legal principles on which safety law is based. It will also explore differing approaches to safety management and the internal and external organisational drivers. Students will acquire skills in risk assessment and risk management as well as accident investigation and safety improvement initiative.
This module aims to provide an overview of the theory and application of risk management in the context of workplace, work environment and work equipment safety including risks arising from physical and organisational aspects of the workplace in a range of contexts and settings.
This module provides students with the organisational and management skills to administer an MSc research project. Management skills are supported by knowledge of experimental design, quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques, presentation skills and interactive computing skills. These skills will be applied in the completion of a practitioner based research including the developing of original and independent investigations aimed at integrating theoretical knowledge and technical expertise to solve a practical problem at a relevant postgraduate level.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
You will do practical work in the form of workplace visits, risk assessments and laboratory simulations, as well as attending lectures, workshops and seminars. You’ll explore the theory in lectures – some of which are given by external specialists - and apply it in seminars through group work, discussions and problem-solving exercises based on real-life scenarios. Case study evaluations and discussions with professionals will further consolidate your understanding. In workshops you’ll learn how to use equipment, including occupational hygiene and noise monitoring equipment, and carry out inspections, audits and assessments.
You will also do your own independent study and make use of online learning resources, including professional databases and Health and Safety Executive campaign sites. The Unihub also has interactive exercises, links to external sources of information and podcasts, and a message board for discussions.