Singapore University of Social Sciences

Risk Assessment and Management (HFS371)

Applications Open: 01 April 2020

Applications Close: 14 June 2020

Next Available Intake: July 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture


Synopsis

Students will be introduced to the tenets underlying risk assessment and management and are exposed to methods of assessing and managing risk at the workplace. In order to implement better risk management programmes, students are also taught decision-making processes and strategies and how these influence risk decisions. Social, economic, cultural and psychological factors affecting decision making will be discussed and applied to risk decision making. The implementation of OHS risk management at workplace requires the use of different type of tools and methodologies which will be discussed. Standards used to assess OHS risk management will be discussed. How risks assessed, communicated and controlled will also be covered.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Appraise concept of risk; Design risk management
  • Construct hazards identification and risk assessment
  • Distinguish risk perception; Formulate risk communication
  • Compose risk control measures (Planning); Implement risk control (Implementation)
  • Construct hazards identification and risk management in construction, marine and chemical industries
  • Construct hazards identification and risk management in manufacturing and service industries

Learning Outcome

  • Illustrate the concepts of risks and risk management.
  • Analyse risk perception and how this affects risk management.
  • Examine the purpose and aims of risk controls.
  • Propose methods for hazard identification and conduct risk assessments.
  • Design various safety control measures.
  • Apply hazard identification and risk management in various industries.
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