Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety

Course code OHSE6050Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course examines three core aspects of current OHS practice. These aspects comprise: OHS risk management; accident/incident causation; OHS systems.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of this course, students should 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.
ContentThis course has three modules, as follows:

1. Risk Management.
2. Accident/Incident Causation.
3. OHS Systems.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1 (Assesses objectives i, ii, iii & v)

Assignment 2 (Assesses objectives i, iv & v)
Examination: Formal(Assesses objectives i, ii, iii, iv & v)
Group/tutorial participation and contributionOnline group discussion is an assessable component of the course and students are required to contribute to this online discussion.(Assesses objectives i, ii, iii, iv & v)
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for OHSE6050