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NAB3040 Maritime Health, Safety and Environment

Course description for academic year 2022/2023

Contents and structure

The course will introduce the students with various aspects of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) on board the vessels and in the shipping companies, including how the work with HSE is an organizational tool for the prudent operation of the vessels. The course covers topics such as the working environment, the external environment, safety and preparedness management and methods for risk analysis.

Learning Outcome


The student:

- Has broad knowledge of risk factors related to health and safety on board vessels.

- Has broad knowledge of theories and models related to safety and preparedness management.

- Has broad knowledge of methods for risk analysis.

- Has knowledge of research and development work in the field of HSE.

- Can update his/her professional knowledge within HSE.


The student:

- Can apply professional knowledge and relevant results from research and development work on practical issues related to HSE.

- Can plan and carry out different types of risk analysis.

- Can find, evaluate and refer to relevant information and subject matter.

- Reflect on own professional practice in an HSE perspective.


The student:

- Have insight into relevant academic and ethical issues related to HSE work.

- Communicate central subjects such as theories and problem formulations.

- Can plan and carry out work operations with the consideration of HSE.

- Can contribute to the development of good HSE practices in the shipping companies.

Entry requirements


Teaching methods

Lectures and group work.

Compulsory learning activities

Written assignment and oral presentation. Students who do not pass the written assignment and oral presentation may not take the written exam.


The exam consists of a portfolio exam (weighted 40%) and a school exam (weighted 60%).

In the portfolio exam, two portfolio elements will be graded, and both elements must be passed for the portfolio to pass.

Both exams must also be passed in order to pass the course, but in the event of a failure you only need to retake the exam you did not pass.

Exams might be completed digitally.

Grade scale A-F.

Examination support material

Portfolio exam: All aids allowed

School exam: Calculator

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