Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces students to the relationship between health and the work environment. It illustrates aspects of the structure and function of the human body and investigates the recognition of how hazards in the workplace can affect the body (diseases and injuries) . It also includes an introduction to health services required to address these problems.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Discuss in general terms the main occupational health problems associated with the major body systems, their nature, relationship to work exposures and prevention;

2. Explain current topical occupational health issues and the their relationship to work exposures and preventions

3. Discuss the provision, organisation and limitations of occupational health services; and

4. Locate and assess the literature on occupational diseases and related conditions.


The modules covered in this course include:

  1. The relationship between health and work
  2. An overview of the body systems
  3. Body responses
  4. Special topics in OHS
  5. Biological monitoring and health surveillance
  6. Occupational health services

Assessment items

In Term Test: On-line Test

Report: Essay/Written Assignment (Report)

In Term Test: In Class Test

Contact hours


Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are required to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non-contact including assessment) per 10 unit course over the semester.