Workplace Injury Management

10 Units

This course introduces students to the concept of workplace injury management and the components that contribute to this concept. The course is designed to enable students to develop a broad view and a clear understanding of injury management and the current state and national legislative requirements. Students will study and be assessed on the theoretical principles of workplace injury management, and they will critique workplace injury management systems and apply the case management model in practice.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007


On completing this course students should have the knowledge required to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of, and an ability to discuss the theory underlying workplace injury management for work related injuries;
  2. Critique workplace injury management as it pertains to their state or territory;
  3. Identify the stakeholders and their contributions to injury management;
  4. Apply the general principles of workers compensation and injury management legislation relevant to their state or territory;
  5. Discuss Injury management in practice and information management including privacy legislation provisions applicable in workplace injury management;
  6. Apply the case management model in practice.

-Overview of the evolution of workplace injury management and workers’ compensation legislation and administration in Australia; -Introduction to workplace injury management in the different Australian states and territories; -Understand the various roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders involved in the workplace injury management process; -Information management as it relates to workplace injury management; -Privacy legislation provisions applicable in workplace injury management; -workplace injury management in practice;- -Introduction to return-to-work co-ordination (WorkCover NSW).

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment 1 - online test Assessment 2 - written
  • Examination: Formal -
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution - Assessable participation through contribution to online discussions - peer and academic review.
Contact Hours
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for HLSC61011

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