Short Title:Health & Safety in the Early Years
Full Title:Health & Safety in the Early Years
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:HLTH H1002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Zuzana Tesarova
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of health and safety in the early years. The module will provide an awareness of the importance of maintaining a safe and secure environment in early years settings, including an overview of risk management. Students will be able to identify the policy and procedural implications in relation to health and safety in the workplace. The module will provide students with an awareness of health promotion strategies and their relevance. Students will be able to identify common childhood accidents.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify common childhood accidents and injuries
LO2 Discuss the importance of maintaining a safe and secure environment in early years settings
LO3 Illustrate the importance of safe practice and promoting the health and safety of staff, children and families
LO4 Discuss current policy developments and initiatives in relation to promoting health in the early years.
LO5 Explain the importance of the partnership approach in the early years and the benefits for children and its impact on social inequality.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project n/a 2,3 50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Barnardos 2008, Health and safety in childcare: A guide for centre based services, Border Counties Childcare Network & Barnardos National Children’s Research Centre Dublin
  • Bruce, T., Meggitt, C., Grenier, J. 2010, Child Care and Education, 5th Ed Ed., Hodder Education Publishers [ISBN: 9781444117981]
  • French, G., Barnardos. Irish Division,National Children's Resource Centre (Ireland). Training and Resource Service 2008, Supporting Quality, 3rd Ed Ed., Barnardo's [ISBN: 9781906004088]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Albon, D., Mukherji, P. 2008, Food and Health in Early Childhood, SAGE [ISBN: 1849205086]
  • CECDE 2006, Siolta: The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, CECDE Dublin
  • Department of the Envionment and Local Government 1999, Fire Safety in Preschools, Department of the Environment and Local Government Dublin
  • McAuley, C. 2011, Child Well-Being, Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN: 0857003933]
  • NCCA 2009, Towards Quality Daycare: Minimum Quality Standards in a Nursery, NCCA Dublin
  • OECD 2013, Health at a Glance, Health at a Glance Dublin
  • Ritchie, C. 2015, Challenge and Change for the Early Years Workforce, Routledge [ISBN: 1317703421]
  • Roberts, R. 2010, Wellbeing from Birth, SAGE [ISBN: 1446246736]
  • Robertson, C. 2015, Safety, Nutrition and Health in Early Education, Nelson Education [ISBN: 1305445457]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HCHCE_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Early Childhood Care and Education 2 Mandatory