The aim of this module is to enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to be able to advise managers about the complex risks of health and safety in the workplace.
The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.
Resources and facilities
We are amongst the UK's leading health and science faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students.
We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent.
This module will cover the key concepts relating to the management of health and safety in the workplace, using a recognised systems approach. The knowledge and skills relevant to risk assessment, methods of control and including active and reactive monitoring.
On successful completion, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a systematic knowledge and critical understanding of the legal requirements placed on employers to protect those at work, using a detailed knowledge of a recognised health and safety management systems approach
- Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the concepts of hazard and risk, using established techniques of analysis to demonstrate application of these concepts in practice.
- Demonstrate the use of risk assessment using appropriate approaches for determining levels of risk for complex exposures.
- Demonstrate the limits of your own professional knowledge and recognise when to refer to specialist resources.
Indicative core bibliography
- Boyle A (2008) Health and safety: risk management Leicester: IOSH Services
- Cherrie, J., Howie, R. & Semple, S. (2010) Monitoring for Health Hazards at Work. 4th edition. London: Wiley-Blackwell
- Health & Safety Executive (1997) Successful Health & Safety Management 2nd edition. HS(G)65 Sudbury: HSE Books, Available : http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg65.pdf
- Kloss, D. (2010) Occupational Health Law 5th Edition.London: Wiley-Blackwell
- Sadhra, S.S & Rampal, K.G. (1999) Occupational Health Risk Assessment and Management. Oxford: Blackwell Science
- Thornbory, G. (2008) Occupational Health: Making the Business Case - special report. Cambridge: Workplace Law Publishing. E-resource.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
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Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
To be eligible to study this module you should be able to apply it to your practice.
The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available to support you throughout your studies with us. This includes the Cumbria Bursary - a non-repayable bursary designed to support first year students with a household income of less than £25,000.Student Finance
All students will need to purchase stationery, course books and personal equipment. Extra costs may also be applicable to cover field trips, membership fees etc.