Occupational Safety

Course code OHSE6030Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

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.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe course is designed to enable students 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.
ContentThe course is presented in 3 modules:

1. Chemical Safety
2. Physics of Safety
3. Applications within the Workplace
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil, however, basic mathematical skills and basic chemistry and physics knowledge will be an advantage.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne Assignment on Chemical safety - 20%
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne Assignment on Physical safety - 20%
Examination: FormalFinal Examination (open book) - 40%
Group/tutorial participation and contributionOnline discussion is an assessible component of the course thereofre this is a requirement for students - 20%
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