ENVR300 Applied Studies 1 - Occupational Health and Safety
10 cp Prerequisites CHEM100 Fundamentals of Chemistry Teaching Organisation 6 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent.
Applied Studies I: Occupational Health and Safety facilitates the transition of participants from students to practitioners of environmental science. The unit draws upon the principles communicated throughout previous years of study while giving students a degree of autonomy in the selection of topics of research. A major investigation will focus on a current environmental problem and skills will be developed in the techniques associated with environmental assessment, management, analysis and communication. Furthermore, Applied Studies I introduces the student to the principles of occupational health and provides a context for the development and implications of Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
An introductory section to this Unit will ensure that students are competent in the use and care of instrumentation required for sampling during an environmental field study. The emphasis will be on the acquisition of chemical and physico-chemical data. Aspects of sampling procedures, record keeping and presentation of deductions based on acquired data will be re-enforced by a supervised field experience.