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

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able 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
Assumed Knowledge Nil, however, basic mathematical skills and basic chemistry and physics knowledge will be an advantage.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: A1 Written Assignment - Chemistry
  • Written Assignment: A2 Written Assignment - Physics
  • Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion
  • Formal Examination: Examination
Contact Hours
  • Online Activity: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Online discussion is an assessible component of the course therefore students are required to contribute to this online discussion.)
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Self Directed Learning: Students are required to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non-contact including assessment) per 10 unit course over a 14 week semester.)
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for OHSE6030
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