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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LM Policy, Regulation & Management
SchoolPhysics and Astronomy
Department Physics & Astronomy
Module Code 03 24868
Module Lead John Walls
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description This module is designed to equip students with knowledge and understanding of the policy and regulation framework for decommissioning and waste management and how this impacts on programme management in the nuclear sector. The module will focus predominantly on UK government policy and regulatory guidance and regulatory framework but will also review international practice and case studies. The module syllabus will include: role of public engagement and accountability in the regulation framework; principles of programme management associated with proposals for waste disposal and decommissioning/remediation; project appraisal and appraisal methods; project financing. Case studies and site visits will be used throughout the module to demonstrate good (or bad) practice and issues arising from implementation of legislation and policy.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of: socio-political impacts of radioactive waste and nuclear waste management and decommissioning; key aspects of legislation & policy; role of public engagement & accountability in the policy & regulation framework; principles of project management, including project appraisal & financing; principles of risk assessment, hazard identification and reduction in project planning;
  • Apply knowledge & understanding of project management to specific projects;
  • Apply knowledge & understanding of legal and regulatory requirements to specific projects/case studies;
  • Demonstrate: Critical thinking, time management, Commercial/business awareness, Numeracy, ICT.
Assessment 24868-01 : Coursework : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Written report (100%)
Other None
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