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PHYS6034 - Communications & Safety

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Title:Communications & Safety
Long Title:Communications & Safety
Module Code:PHYS6034
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author:  
Module Description: no description provided
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 write letters, technical reports and memoranda, using both stndard and computer-based tools
LO2 formulate a letter of application and curriculum vitae for a job application
LO3 research and write a structured report on health and safety and be able to present it orally with viewgraphs
LO4 describe an overview of basic industrial health and safety
LO5 analyse the implications of information communications technology in work/society
LO6 outline the importance of symbols and rituals as communicators of work-based and society-based identities
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 CIT 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
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Written Communication
The C.V. Letter of applications. Business letters. E-mail. Report writing. Rules of grammar. Rules of punctuation. Proof reading skills. Editing skills. Examination preparation.
Making Presentations
Defining objectives. Research tools. Writing up. Using cue cards. Rehearsal. Structuring a presentation. Eye contact. Voice projection. Keeping the audience involved. Using audio-visual aids. Computer packages. Dealing with questions.
Health & Safety
Company Safety Statement for safeguarding the health and safety of employees. An assessment of risk. Health and Safety Officer. Safety representative. Health and Safety Act. Hazards: physical, chemical, health, biological, human. Interaction with emergency services.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Research topic on health and safety 3 20.0 Week 9
Short Answer Questions Assessment 1,2 20.0 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 4,5,6 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • J Fiske 1994, Introduction to Communication Studies, Routledge [ISBN: 0415046718]
  • F Fanning 1997, Basic Safety Administration: A Handbook for the New Safety Officer, American Society of Safety Engineers [ISBN: 1885581092]
  • K Woodward 2000, Questioning Identity, Routlegde [ISBN: 0415329671]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • D Crystal 1996, Rediscover Grammar, Longman [ISBN: 0582002583]
  • S Daunt 1996, Communication Skills, Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 0717123898]
  • D Freeborn 1995, A Course Book in English Grammar, Macmillan [ISBN: 033624939]
  • A Keenan 1994, The New C.V., Wolfhound Press [ISBN: 0863274242]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

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