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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Students learn to consider how hazard and risk can be managed, in relation to personal and professional circumstances.  They will examine the risk management process in detail to increase knowledge and understanding of hazard and risk management techniques.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Full Year Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Rachel Shanks

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Teacher Training (TT) (Studied) or BA Professional Development (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course will engage students  in peer work and independent study.  Students are required to complete a report and reflective account on responding to hazard and risk in a professional context.

Further Information & Notes

The course is a 15 credit SCQF level 9 course mostly online but can be done on campus if there are enough participants. Participants are required to attend an induction.

To undertake this course participants ideally should be employed in a relevant professional context or be able to access one. Voluntary work is acceptable. It is recommended that course ED3082 Understanding Hazard and Risk as a Professional is completed before this course.

Contact the course co-ordinator if in doubt about suitability for access.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 3,000 word report and reflective account on responding to hazard and risk within a professional context to include:

  • a critical account of processes to manage hazard and risk
  • an critical analysis and evaluation of the potential consequences of existing and potential hazards and risks identified within a selected professional context
  • justification for response techniques for managing the risks and hazards identified within the chosen professional context
  • reflection on how a process for managing risks and hazards could be effective in a personal professional context.
Resit: Re-submission of any failed aspects of assignment.

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment will be done throughout the course, done both verbally and in written format. Formative asessment will be done during the workshops and through discussion. Written formative work will be given appropriate written feedback.


Formative feedback will be done verbally and in written format through email. Summative feedback will be given in written format both through email and through Turnitin on the submitted work itself. Students will also be offered the opportunity to discuss feedback with the tutor if the student wishes to do so. Students with significant weakneses will be given a scheduled time for discussion with the tutor which can be renegotiated but which will form part of the teaching and learning strategy of the course.

Course Learning Outcomes


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