Module Details

Module Code: AGRI S6010
Full Title: Occupational Health & Hygiene
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Edel Healy
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide the learner with the ability to recognise, evaluate and control health hazards in the workplaces with a focus on occupational diseases of relevance to the manufacturing industry.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Identify common workplace health hazards in the manufacturing industry
MLO2 Describe the main occupational diseases that may occur in the manufacturing industry
MLO3 Discuss how workplace health hazards can be monitored and controlled
MLO4 Outline the importance of health surveillance and workplace health promotion in safety management
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Module Indicative Content
Occupational Health
Introduction to Occupational Health; Health Surveillance; Health Promotion; Positive Mental Health
Occupational Diseases
Respiratory Diseases; Hearing Loss; Skin Conditions; Musculo-skelatal disorders; Workplace Stress;Vulnerable Employees
Occupational Hygiene: Evaluation of hazards
Common Routes of exposure; Occupational Exposure Limits; Occupational Monitoring; Noise; Vibration; Thermal Environment; Radiation
Occupation Hygiene: Control of Hazards
Mechanisms of control; Ventilation Control; Respiratory Protection mechanisms
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation


Part Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Essay % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 6 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
A summary of the common health hazards in the relevant manufacturing industry
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Multiple Choice Exam on the topics covered in the module
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time On Campus workload.
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Online Contact Contact Mixture of online lectures and online contact. Every Week 2.00 2
Lecture Contact Face to Face (2 hours twice per semester) Twice per semester 0.27 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.27
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.27
Module Resources
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