OHSE6050

Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety

10 Units

This course is designed to provide students with 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; causation and prevention; health, safety and risk management; consultations and social interactions; and management systems. Students are also exposed to commonly used strategies and effective ways of utilizing these.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse key theoretical foundations and principles that informs effective occupational health and safety practice;
  2. Evaluate 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. Develop an understanding of management systems and their role in effective occupational health and safety practice;
  5. Access and utilise information sources required for effective occupational health and safety practice
Content

This course is organised around five modules

  1. Foundations and principles of occupational health and safety practice
  2. Causation and prevention of accidents, incidents, events and hazards
  3. Health, safety and risk management
  4. Consultations and social interactions
  5. Management systems
Requisites
Assessment Items
  • Literature Review: Critical review on occupational health and safety practice
  • Quiz: Online quiz
  • 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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