Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety

10 Units

This course examines three core aspects of current OHS practice. These aspects comprise: OHS risk management; accident/incident causation; OHS systems.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Access various information sources required to effectively manage Health and Safety in a workplace environment;
  2. Explain the need for organisational and operational risk management policies, procedures and practices in identifying, assessing and controlling risk;
  3. Explain, analyse and apply a range of current risk assessment techniques;
  4. Explain, analyse and apply a range of current incident/accident causation theories and models;
  5. Outline the main principles underpinning Health & Safety Systems and associated regulatory structures.

This course has three modules, as follows:

  1. Risk Management.
  2. Accident/Incident Causation.
  3. OHS Systems.
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 1 (Assesses objectives i, ii, iii & v) Assignment 2 (Assesses objectives i, iv & v)
  • Examination: Formal - (Assesses objectives i, ii, iii, iv & v)
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution - Online group discussion is an assessable component of the course and students are required to contribute to this online discussion.(Assesses objectives i, ii, iii, iv & v)
Contact Hours
  • Email Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for OHSE60501

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