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 and perspectives of occupational health and safety; causation and prevention; health, safety and risk management; consultations and social interactions; and evaluating occupational health and safety. Students are also exposed to research-informed learning for effective occupational health and safety practice.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability 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. Develop an understanding of best practice in health, safety and risk management
  4. Apply evaluation and measurement processes, tools and techniques for 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 perspectives 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. Evaluating occupational health and safety performance
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 2016 Course Timetables for OHSE6050
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