Decontamination Management

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Decontamination Management

The course is designed for ongoing Decontamination Unit personnel to enhance their management and administrative skills and to allow them to maximize resource efficiencies and interpersonal activities. 

Students at this level will already have worked for a number of years in a decontamination environment, and will be leveraging their experiential learning with this course.  Alternatively, this course is available for students who have attended a course in decontamination science and wish to enter the profession of decontamination operations.

This is a 40 hr guided learning course.  Students need to invest further hours in the course, which will include private study and home assignments.

Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.

This unit will also look at how practical business statistics tools can be utilized to help the student understand better the business environment and particular tactical challenges faced on a daily basis.  The unit will also look at how business analysis and decision making is applied to allow for creativity in managing projects and people, enabling learners to know how to review themselves as well as relevant stakeholders.

Learning Outcome 1: Communicate effectively orally and in writing with individuals and diverse audiences

Unit Content

  • The Role of Communication 
  • Negotiation and Presentation Skills 
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills 
  • Effective Electronic Communication 
  • Report Writing Skills 

Learning Outcome 2: Use a range of problem solving techniques to manage multidimensional problems and challenges

Unit Content

  • The Nature of Management  
  • Understanding the Business Environment 
  • Organizational Culture, Power and Conflict  
  • Leadership, Teamwork and Teambuilding Skills  
  • Motivational Theories and Motivational Skills  

Learning Outcome 3: Identify and use business data to formulate responses to concrete and abstract problems

Unit Content

  • Describing and Summarizing Data
  • Use of Practical Business Statistics Tools 
  • Measuring Statistical Relationships Between Data 
  • Forecasting and Time Series Analysis 
  • Measurement of Quality 

Learning Outcome 4: Manage projects and people creatively using thorough business analysis and decision making

Unit Content

  • Models of Business Analysis  
  • An Accounting Approach to Business Analysis  
  • Business Strategy and Capital Interaction 
  • NPV Computations 
  • Markets and Shareholder Value 

The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed;   

Entry Requirements:

  • Employees working in a decontamination environment or holders of a certificate in decontamination science.

Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.

MCAST Certificate of Attendance

  • An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 80% of the lessons.MCAST Certificate of Achievement
  • An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria and also choose to sit and pass the course assessment/s.
  • Students who opt not to sit for the assessment or fail (the assessment/s) will however be awarded the MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfill the minimum attendance criteria as stated above. 

If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s.  Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test.  However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.

There are no additional costs or special materials/equipment to bring.

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