OSH30040 Human and Organisational Behaviour at Work

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module examines human and organisational behavioural theory and practice in relation to safety and health at work, and applies this knowledge to the human interface with work, to the improvement of the working environment, promotion of safe work practices and a safety culture.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module students will be able to:

Explain the physical structure and function of the human body in relation to work and have an understanding of related ergonomic problems including musculoskeletal disorders that can arise;

Apply the principles of ergonomics to the person, the task, work systems, environment and equipment design;

Carry out a basic ergonomic assessment;

Demonstrate understanding of the influence of individual, group and organisational factors on human behaviour in the workplace;

Understand the role health and safety leadership in plays in an organisation to advance OSH culture;
Explain the significance of organisational culture and be able to develop strategies for organisational change and for the promotion of a health and safety culture;

Use the theories of learning and training as a basis to develop and advise on the implementation of OSH training programmes and communication strategies;

Understand the basic theories of stress at work and be able to develop, advise and implement policies to prevent work-related stress;

Understand the role unconscious bias and awareness of dignity and respect in the workplace has on workplace wellbeing.

Indicative Module Content:

Ergonomics and risk assessment
Musculoskeletal system and disorders
Organisational Psychology
Leadership
Group Dynamics
Safety Behaviour
Unconscious Bias
Dignity and Respect in the workplace
Lifelong learning and communications

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

36

Specified Learning Activities

38

Autonomous Student Learning

120

Online Learning

6

Total

200

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Face to face lectures
Problem based learning
E-lectures
Online specified learning activities
Autonomous learning
Learning through assessment 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Equivalents:
Human & Org Behaviour at Work (SHWW30040)

 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Ergonomic Risk Assessment Week 7 n/a Graded No

45

Project: Self-directed learning portfolio Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

55


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual feedback will provided alongside provisional grades within 20 working days of submission on Brightspace.

Name Role
Professor Anne Drummond Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Penpatra Sripaiboonkij Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 10:00 - 12:50