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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

TRAN5763M Road Safety

15 creditsClass Size: 55

Module manager: Samantha Jamson

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Module replaces


This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

Road collisions that result in injury and death are detrimental to both individuals and society. There is established evidence that links a range of factors to crash occurrence, including behaviour, the road environment and vehicle type. This module covers problem identification and solution development, in terms of policy, engineering and evaluation, as well as covering more broad topics of human capacity and limitations.


This module aims to

- Establish a sound understanding of road safety issues associated with different road environments and road user groups

- Deliver an understanding of how road safety interventions can reduce crash likelihood and severity

- Develop student’s ability to identify crash patterns and apply appropriate solutions to tackling road safety issues.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following learning outcomes relevant to the subject:

1. Understand the contribution of different factors to crash causation

2. Identify road safety issues in terms of road environments and user type

3. Understand how effective management is a tool for identifying road safety objectives and delivering solutions

4. Evaluate priorities of countermeasures

Skills Learning Outcomes
5. Demonstrate data analytic skills relating to the presentation of crash statistics

6. Develop solutions for road safety issues

7. Communicate issues and solutions to the audience

8. Reflective skills as a practitioner or road user

9. Academic Writing

10. Information searching


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours118.00
Total Contact hours32.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students are provided with informal, in class feedback following groupwork on the field observation

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:20:58


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