BSc (Hons)

Safety Health and Environmental Management

Teaching & Learning

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Gain an introduction to environmental science and global environmental issues, with particular reference to the science underpinning the control of air, noise and water pollution.
Begin to understand of food hazards - microbiological, physical and chemical, the effects and controls in the food industry from raw materials to point of consumption. You will study the spread of disease and the causes of food poisoning, and look at the various ways of preventing contamination and spoilage and the principles and methods of preservation.
Explore the history of housing, the relevance of politics within housing, housing terminology and housing construction techniques. You will look at the history which leads to the formation of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), and cover the role that Environmental Health Practitioners engage within Housing across England. You will also build on your knowledge of construction principles, basic surveying, hazard identification and various ways of preventing ill health across housing.
Investigate and explore the development of Health and Safety within the Societal and Regulatory Framework.
Explore the skills required by an Environmental Health or Health and Safety Practitioner and the techniques and resources that will allow you to take control of your own learning.
Gain an understanding of the sociological and psychological concepts underpinning health, illness (including occupational illness) wellbeing and safety behaviours.
Gain an introduction to environmental science and global environmental issues, with particular reference to the science underpinning the control of air, noise and water pollution.
Begin to understand of food hazards - microbiological, physical and chemical, the effects and controls in the food industry from raw materials to point of consumption. You will study the spread of disease and the causes of food poisoning, and look at the various ways of preventing contamination and spoilage and the principles and methods of preservation.
Explore the history of housing, the relevance of politics within housing, housing terminology and housing construction techniques. You will look at the history which leads to the formation of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), and cover the role that Environmental Health Practitioners engage within Housing across England. You will also build on your knowledge of construction principles, basic surveying, hazard identification and various ways of preventing ill health across housing.
Investigate and explore the development of Health and Safety within the Societal and Regulatory Framework.
Explore the skills required by an Environmental Health or Health and Safety Practitioner and the techniques and resources that will allow you to take control of your own learning.
Gain an understanding of the sociological and psychological concepts underpinning health, illness (including occupational illness) wellbeing and safety behaviours.

What you'll learn

Develop your knowledge of how Health and Safety legislation is applied in the workplace, and of the work based practice that supports the application of the legislative requirements.
Enhance your self-development by using methods to advance your professional knowledge and skills. You'll be introduced to the importance of ethical practice, using the IOSH code of conduct as a guide.
Gain an appreciation of research methods and strategies in order for you to prepare a viable research proposal.
You will develop an understanding of the environmental and public health impacts of human activity - especially those by businesses - and the appropriate legal, technical and organisational controls.
Examine how organisations are designed and develop by investigating the role and function of the different departments, and how they use the different range of communication methods to assist in the safety management process. In particular you will investigate and compare effective strategies to enable effective safety management to take place in a diverse range of settings.
Gain an understanding of the harmful effects that poor work conditions can have on the human body and the diseases this may cause, and how different body systems operate to try and prevent ill health. You will develop knowledge of what Occupational Health practitioners can do, and the very strict duty of care imposed upon them.
Develop your knowledge of how Health and Safety legislation is applied in the workplace, and of the work based practice that supports the application of the legislative requirements.
Enhance your self-development by using methods to advance your professional knowledge and skills. You'll be introduced to the importance of ethical practice, using the IOSH code of conduct as a guide.
Gain an appreciation of research methods and strategies in order for you to prepare a viable research proposal.
You will develop an understanding of the environmental and public health impacts of human activity - especially those by businesses - and the appropriate legal, technical and organisational controls.
Examine how organisations are designed and develop by investigating the role and function of the different departments, and how they use the different range of communication methods to assist in the safety management process. In particular you will investigate and compare effective strategies to enable effective safety management to take place in a diverse range of settings.
Gain an understanding of the harmful effects that poor work conditions can have on the human body and the diseases this may cause, and how different body systems operate to try and prevent ill health. You will develop knowledge of what Occupational Health practitioners can do, and the very strict duty of care imposed upon them.

What you'll learn

Examine the science of workplaces by investigating the importance of fitting the workplace to the employee, and examine the worker workplace interaction.
Develop your knowledge and increase your understanding of controlling risk in regards to specific hazardous agents, including the control and mitigation of adverse environmental effects.
Develop your knowledge and understanding of controlling risk in industries where normal activities involve work of high hazard levels.
Develop knowledge of the common types of hazards, the risk assessment process and skills in the completion of different types of risk assessment for the identified hazards.
Work independently to produce a project report on a subject relevant to the practice of health and safety management.
Develop an appropriate workplace assignment with an external client, or if you are already employed, within your workplace. This module includes 120 hours placement activity.
Examine the science of workplaces by investigating the importance of fitting the workplace to the employee, and examine the worker workplace interaction.
Develop your knowledge and increase your understanding of controlling risk in regards to specific hazardous agents, including the control and mitigation of adverse environmental effects.
Develop your knowledge and understanding of controlling risk in industries where normal activities involve work of high hazard levels.
Develop knowledge of the common types of hazards, the risk assessment process and skills in the completion of different types of risk assessment for the identified hazards.
Work independently to produce a project report on a subject relevant to the practice of health and safety management.
Develop an appropriate workplace assignment with an external client, or if you are already employed, within your workplace. This module includes 120 hours placement activity.