OHSE6050

Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety

10 Units

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge and skills on the key foundations and principles of occupational health and safety practice. This is done through an examination of foundations of occupational health and safety practice; causation and prevention, risk management; and occupational health and safety systems. Students are also introduced to commonly used techniques and tools that, with particular emphasis on practical ways in which these can be implemented at organisational and operational levels for effective occupational health and safety practice.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the key theoretical foundations and principles that informs effective occupational health and safety practice;
  2. Apply a range of current theories and models for managing accidents, incidents, events and hazards;
  3. Apply organisational and operational processes, tools and techniques for effective occupational health and safety practice;
  4. Outline the main principles underpinning health and safety systems;
  5. Access and utilise information sources required for effective occupational health and safety practice
Content

This course is organised around four modules

  1. Foundations and Principles of Occupational Health and Safety Practice
  2. Causation and Prevention of Accidents, Incidents, Events and Hazards
  3. Risk Management.
  4. Occupational Health and Safety Systems
Requisites
Assessment Items
  • Quiz: On-line Test
  • Report: Written Assignment
  • Formal Examination: Exam
Contact Hours
  • Online Activity: 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 OHSE6050
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