Occupational Safety

10 Units

OHSE6030 investigates the under-pinning scientific concepts and aspects of occupational safety. The course is founded upon the sciences of physics and chemistry, with an emphasis on the principles underlying safety applications.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences

Not currently offered


The course is designed to enable students to:

  1. Understand the range of issues within the scientific areas discussed in relation to the workplace.
  2. Be familiar with a broad range of scientific concepts and their usage.
  3. Identify the physical and/or chemical issues present at the workplace.
  4. Be able to relate to the scientific viewpoint when investigating or in discussion concerning safety issues in the workplace.

The course is presented in 3 modules:

  1. Chemical Safety
  2. Physics of Safety
  3. Applications within the Workplace
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil, however, basic mathematical skills and basic chemistry and physics knowledge will be an advantage.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - One Assignment on Chemical safety - 20%
  • Essays / Written Assignments - One Assignment on Physical safety - 20%
  • Examination: Formal - Final Examination (open book) - 40%
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution - Online discussion is an assessible component of the course thereofre this is a requirement for students - 20%
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 OHSE6030

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