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Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

Course Overview

This course encourages students to investigate and develop an understanding of hazard and risk in society and as it applies in their professional context.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Mary Stephen

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Risk Management is high on government, business and societal agendas. Irrespective of industry or background there is a necessity for everyone to have a background in risk management to enable them to identify, evaluate and control hazards and risks which could have a detrimental effect on their objectives. This course is for educational (and other) professionals to take the first steps on a risk management journey specifically tailored to their own professional context by understanding the issues surrounding hazard and risk.

It will enable students to become more effective professionals by being able to:

  • demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of hazard and risk and their consequences within society
  • apply such knowledge and understanding to understanding the concepts of hazard and risk within their professional context
  • critically reflect on the consequences of hazard and risk within their own professional context and what this means for their own professional development

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

Alternative Assessment

1x Presentation 25% 

1x Blog Posts 75% 

Alternative Resit Assessment

One further opportunity to re-do the presentation and/or blog post, taking account of feedback from the marker.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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