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; and OHS systems.

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. 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.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essay/Written assignment
  • In Term Test: Essay/Written Assignment (Online test)
  • Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion
  • 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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