Module Overview

Risk Management

This module examines the theories tools and techniques used in today’s society to control risks. Current management systems and techniques are presented evaluated and critically evaluated in terms of their influence on risk control. The legal framework of risk control is also detailed from a statute and civil law basis. Specialist skills in Risk Management will be developed, as well as improving emotional intelligence, negotiation and influencing skills to understand human behaviour and motivation in safety culture, decision making, analytical and critical thinking and using professional judgement skills in a work-related curriculum.

Module Code

TFSM 9005

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

This module begins with the many definitions of terminology and analysis of core concepts associated with risk management. The range of risk and safety control models are presented to include overall international and national risk management standards together with the sectoral risk control models dealing with fire, food, environmental and occupational hazards. The integration of risk management models is also appraised.

The syllabus then moves to underpinning legislative control of risk management is to include statute and civil provisions. A particular emphasis is placed on personal injury litigation with relevant duty of care and supporting case law analysed. The focus them moves onto behavioural motivational and attitudinal factors and theories influencing risk management. Here human factors, human error, human reliability and organisation safety culture is analysed and its role in risk management critically appraised.

The teaching emphasis in this module is face-to-face lectures with learning students learn through in-class activities and class based discussion of real worked scenarios. Guided out-side contact hours reading and research will be required, and self-directed learning is encouraged using tutorial questions, use of on-line resources and self-reflection.


This module will be delivered multimodally, with the student choosing one of two options; Hyflex or attendance in class.  Content can also be delivered  as pre-recorded video or as required pre-reading of selected peer reviewed papers, articles, case studies or past dissertations


Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100