Workplace Injury Management

Course code HLSC6101Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course introduces students to the concept of workplace injury management and the components that contribute to this concept. The course is designed to enable students to develop a broad view and a clear understanding of injury management and the current state and national legislative requirements. Students will study and be assessed on the theoretical principles of workplace injury management, and they will critique workplace injury management systems and apply the case management model in practice.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
ObjectivesOn completing this course students should have the knowledge required to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of, and an ability to discuss the theory underlying workplace injury management for work related injuries;
2. Critique workplace injury management as it pertains to their state or territory;
3. Identify the stakeholders and their contributions to injury management;
4. Apply the general principles of workers compensation and injury management legislation relevant to their state or territory;
5. Discuss Injury management in practice and information management including privacy legislation provisions applicable in workplace injury management;
6. Apply the case management model in practice.
Content-Overview of the evolution of workplace injury management and workers' compensation legislation and administration in Australia;
-Introduction to workplace injury management in the different Australian states and territories;
-Understand the various roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders involved in the workplace injury management process;
-Information management as it relates to workplace injury management;
-Privacy legislation provisions applicable in workplace injury management;
-workplace injury management in practice;-
-Introduction to return-to-work co-ordination (WorkCover NSW).
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment 1 - online test
Assessment 2 - written
Examination: Formal
Group/tutorial participation and contributionAssessable participation through contribution to online discussions - peer and academic review.
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for HLSC6101