Health, Safety and Environmental Law

Campus
Muyenga
Level
Postgraduate
Instructor
Credit
4 CU
Method
Lecture, Online

Background

This course is designed to give environment, safety and health professionals the tools they need to ensure their workplace is in compliance with environmental regulations and reduce environmental risks. An examination of the legal strategies to address issues of environmental health and safety issues as they relate to the workplace and industry will be made. Relevant laws and challenges presented by the history of enforcement of the law in these areas, and potential mechanisms are discussed and evaluated with a focus on rights, duties, responsibilities under statute law and the common law, legislative controls and professional policy as well as practice issues.

Learning Outcomes

The students will develop an understanding of the major concepts in occupational health and safety as well as environmental health law and their application to specific operations.

How you study

• Formal lectures;
• Group work;
• Case studies;
• Industrial/commercial visits; and
• Student centred learning.

Assessment

Course work/Assignments 60%
Research Proposal 40%

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