Full Title Business Management for the Safety Practitioner

Short Title OSH Business Management

Code SAFE08030
Level 08
Credit 05

Author Costello, Edel
Department Environmental Science

Subject Area Safety Studies
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module looks at the relationship between the environments of Occupational Safety and Health and business. The students will be introduced to decision making, planning, organisational behaviour, management skills and will demonstrate the importance of effective communication within the OSH sector.

Indicative Syllabus
Review theories of management and their influence on the business world.

Organisation behaviour and types of organisations.

Planning decision making and how to influence others in the business environment

Basic business costings and their relevance to a OSH professional.

Planning strategies and implementation methods for an OSH professional

Ongoing reflection on the learning experience

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Apraise current and historical management theories and their relevance to the modern workplace

  2. Evaluate influences to organisational behaviour, indentifying internal factors and external influences and their effects on the organisation as a whole.

  3. Select appropriate planning methods and defend the need for effective planning in the workplace with special reference to the management of OSH.

  4. Communicate the need for OSH within a business environment with reference to a business having legal, moral and financial obligations to fulfill

  5. Construct business proposals and present/defend same to a wide range of audience

  6. Reflect on the learning experience and the influence of effective OSH mangement on a business as a whole.


Assessment Strategies
Students will be assesed individually and in group environments with a strong emphasis on continual improvement and skill building throughout the module.

Continuous assessment: 100% The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. online lectures (via Adobe Connect), independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address various student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (e.g. powerpoint presentations, recordings of online lectures and supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).

Assessment Facilitites
None

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Management Theorist Review 1,3 10 OnGoing
Business Plan Development 2,3,4,5,6 30 OnGoing
Communication Presentation 3,4,5,6 30 OnGoing
Reflective Journal 4,6 30 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Workshop Flat Classroom Workshop 4 Once Per Semester 0.27

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 1.27 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
No required text books, suggestions for reading material will be given in class.
Other Resources
Url Resources
http://www.irishtimes.com/

http://www.independent.ie/



banking institution websites
Additional Info

ISBN BookList

Book Cover Book Details
June Menton 2008 Crack the Books Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
ISBN-10 0903854139 ISBN-13 9780903854139
Margaret Linehan 2007 Management (Make That Grade) Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN-10 0717142051 ISBN-13 9780717142057
Margaret Linehan Management in the Built Environment in Ireland Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN-10 0717148017 ISBN-13 9780717148011