Workplace Injury Management

Course code OHSE6101Units 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.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn completing this course students should have the knowledge required to:
-Demonstrate an understanding of, and an ability to discuss the theory underlying workplace injury management for work related injuries;
-Critique workplace injury management as it pertains to their state or territory;
-Identify the stakeholders and their contributions to injury management;
-Apply the general principles of workers compensation and injury management legislation relevant to their state or territory;
-Discuss the privacy legislation provisions applicable in workplace injury management;
-Apply the case management model in practice; and,
-Fulfill the role of a Return to Work Co-ordinator in NSW.
Content-Overview of the evolution of workers' compensation legislation and administration in Australia;
-Introduction to workers' compensation legislation in Australian states and territories;
-Privacy legislation;
-Insurers' structures and licensing;
-Introduction to the administration of the legislation in the states and territories (statutory authorities role);
-Understand the concept of workplace injury management;
-Implications of legislation on
i) each stakeholders' role(s);
ii) costs;
iii) obligations and entitlements;
iv) occupational rehabilitation service provision on a
state and national basis within Australia;
-Introduction to return-to-work co-ordination (WorkCover NSW).
Replacing Course(s)N/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 - Review of journal article - 10%
Assessment 2 - Matrix - 30%
Assessment 3 - Case study report - 45%
Other: (please specify)Online participation. Students are assessed by their peers and the tutor on their contributions to the online discussion groups - 15%
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