Bachelor of Science (Hons) Safety, Health and Environmental Management
About the Course
The aim of the course is to provide an education which equips students with a range of competencies which support a career as Health and Safety Practitioners in both the private and public sectors. It is anticipated that such a practitioner will have the ability to make a contribution to their organisation, community, profession and wider society.
Students will have acquired in-depth knowledge and developed appropriate related skills that are associated with competent Risk Management Strategies and Techniques.
Students successfully completing the programme and the necessary work based experiential learning, and embracing the required professional body assessments, as required by the accrediting professional body, IOSH, will be prepared for the world of work as Health and Safety Practitioners.
Consequently, students completing the programme should be able to:
Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the key elements of occupational safety and health, some of which will be at the forefront of knowledge;
Apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, consolidate, extend and use this understanding to carry out projects;
Demonstrate conceptual understanding so that they can solve problems, devise and sustain arguments and describe and comment on current research into occupational safety and health;
Demonstrate an evidence-based approach and an appreciation of the limits of knowledge;
Manage their own research and learning and be continually aware of where the limits of their own knowledge and skills lie;
Effectively communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to the full range of people they will encounter at work.
Method of Assessment
A range of assessments are used including examinations, assignments, presentations, portfolios, and laboratory notebooks.
Candidates who successfully complete all of the course requirements will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Safety, Health and Environmental Management by Leeds Beckett University (UK).
Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in Singapore
This programme is recognised by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) as one of the qualifications for Workplace Safety and Health Officer (WSHO) registration.
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
The course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as meeting the requirements for Graduate Membership. Graduates may then progress to Chartered Membership status on satisfactory completion of appropriate work experience and professional assessments.
Leeds Beckett University, UK
About Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Beckett University is a modern professional university with ambition.
Based in the vibrant city of Leeds, the biggest financial district outside of London, the University’s vision is to be acknowledged for its commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach, and strong local impact.
The University’s aspiration is to help create great graduates, exceptional employees, dynamic citizens and enterprising leaders and we work closely with employers and partners to ensure that its graduates are ready for work, ready for life, and ready to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
Leeds Beckett has around 3,100 staff and more than 32,000 students from almost 100 countries around the world studying for a Leeds Beckett qualification; it contributes an estimated £500 million to the economy every year. The University is proud to be the only university in the UK to hold both the Customer Service Excellence award and the Investors in People Gold standard across the whole institution.
With a 190-year history of education, which began with the founding of the Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824, Leeds Beckett is proud of its history and excited about its future.
Level 5 (Year 2)
This module will cover the environmental and public health impacts of business activities with particular regard to air, land, water and noise pollution. The techniques and legislative framework for preventing and controlling these environmental emissions, and the role of an environmental management system in controlling an organisation’s environmental risks will be studied. The module content will include Climate change with its causes, likely effects, the role of international community, the Government businesses and individuals in tackling it; techniques for controlling industrial emissions to the atmosphere, land and water; Environmental regulation, including Planning controls, remediation of contaminated land, Statutory nuisance; Environmental Permitting and waste management. The Principles and application of environmental management systems to identify and control an organisation’s environmental impact as well as the principles of acoustics and their application in controlling occupational and environmental noise exposure will be included.
HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW IN PRACTICE
This module will cover the requirements that are placed upon organisations to ensure legal compliance to enable organisations to manage their Health and Safety Risks. This module will help develop students’ knowledge of how Health and Safety Legislation is applied in the workplace, and develop knowledge of the work based practice that supports the application of the legislative requirements. The content will include : Managing Health and Safety at Work; Understanding the enforcing authorities role; examining the relationship of decided civil and criminal cases to health and safety management; developing safety culture, safety policies, risk assessments, risk management; Accident prevention; developing best practice approach to managing duty holder’s health and safety obligation; Impact of practical and statutory health and safety requirements; the European and International influence on Health and Safety Management.
ORGANISATION AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
This module will introduce the student to the range, scope and complexity of the different management functions within the organisational context and required elements of control. The module will examine how organisations are designed and develop. Within the organisational context students will investigate the role and function of the differing departments, how they use the different range of communication methods that may assist in the safety management process. In particular, students will investigate and compare effective strategies to enable effective safety management to take place in a diverse range of settings. The module will examine how organisations are designed and develop. Within the organisational context students will investigate the role and function of the differing departments, how they use the different range of communication methods that may assist in the safety management process.
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (SHEMB)
The module will introduce the student to the important concepts of personal self-development and life-long learning. The aim of the module is to allow the students to practice self-development, using appropriate methods to advance their professional knowledge and skills.
The module will introduce the student to the importance of ethical practice, using the IOSH code of conduct as a guide as to their future professional practice. This will prepare the student to be able to fulfil the Continuing Professional Development requirements of professional body IOSH. The overall content of the module will include: Reflective learning; Promoting Equality and minimising discrimination at work; Rehabilitation into work; Dealing with work related deaths; Professional Code of Conduct. The module will help develop transferable skills such as Motivation, Leadership, Teamworking, Self-Development and Learning , Interview skills, Reflective practice, Influencing skills and Negotiation Skills.
TOXICOLOGY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE
This module will provide the student an understanding and an introduction into the world of Toxicology. The aim of the module is to give students a basic understanding of the harmful effects that poor work conditions can have on the human body and the diseases this may cause. This module will also give students a basic understanding of how the different body systems operate and to try and prevent ill health. This will help develop the student’s knowledge of what Occupational Health practitioners can do and the very strict duty of care imposed upon them by the duty of care they owe to the individual they are interacting with.
UNDERSTANDING THE RESEARCH PROCESS
The module builds upon level 4 studies by establishing a systematic approach to the creation, reporting and review of research-based knowledge. It culminates in the development of a viable research proposal which is intended to form the basis of the Honours project. This module equips students with a sufficient appreciation of research methods and strategies to prepare a viable research proposal. The module will cover the process of knowledge formation, communication and verification; Literature searching and reviewing skills; Research approaches and designs; surveys, evaluation, experimental and longitudinal studies; Techniques of data collection; sampling, design and use of questionnaires, experimental approaches; Qualitative research methods; observation, interviews, focus groups, qualitative surveys ; Quantitative and statistical methods; descriptive statistics, correlation, regression, presentation of data; Research ethics; principles and procedures and the structure; process of preparing a research proposal.
Level 6 (Year 3)
This module involves students developing an appropriate workplace assignment with an external client, or if employed within their workplace. The module will assist the students develop practice and recognise the different skills required in the workplace. The module will allow the students to synthesise and demonstrate skills and competencies required for successful integrated management; Display resourcefulness and initiative in tackling a variety of practical tasks in an occupational setting; examine the critical practical concerns that arise in carrying out a project within the workplace and synthesise the constraints that exist within such frameworks and critically apply knowledge about the practical application and synthesise the different abilities required to implement the chosen client based tasks.
This module examines the science of workplaces. The module investigates the importance of fitting the workplace to the employee and examines the worker workplace interaction. This module primarily examines the ways in which the working relationship between operator, machine and environment can be adapted for efficiency and safety. It will also examine various ways in which the two major system components of “operator” and “environment” interact and build on previous study in this area.
This module will develop the student’s knowledge and enable the student to develop an understanding of controlling risk in regards to specific Hazardous Agents including the control and mitigation of adverse Environmental Effects. The aim of the module is to equip the student with a critical understanding and knowledge of the hazards and the various methods involved in controlling mechanical and human risks.
This module will develop the students’ knowledge and enable the student to develop an understanding of controlling risk in industries where normal activities involve work of high hazard levels. The module will allow the student to gain a deeper insight into the reality of managing Health and Safety in industry. The study of managing health and safety in high hazard level industries will enable the student to gain an understanding of the need for dynamic risk assessment techniques where high hazard levels are the norm. The module will also explain to students why the typology of activity is considered with respect to worker training, hazard awareness, and safe work practice.
Students will work independently to produce a project report on a subject relevant to the practice of Health and Safety Management. This will give students the opportunity to carry out, in considerable depth, an extended and advanced piece of academic work on a relevant topic of interest to them and help students develop the capacity for independent work and critical thought.
This module will help students develop knowledge of the common types of hazards, the risk assessment process and skills in the completion of different types of risk assessment for the identified hazards. The module will examine the concept of risk as the product of actions and consequences. It will help to identify societal perceptions and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the practical skill of risk assessment and to identify and examine the cause and effect of workplace hazards.
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 50 (lecture)
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 30 (tutorial)
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