The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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 currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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.


The course is presented in 3 modules:

  1. Chemical Safety
  2. Physics of Safety
  3. Applications within the Workplace

Assumed knowledge

Nil, however, basic mathematical skills and basic chemistry and physics knowledge will be an advantage.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: A1 Written Assignment - Chemistry

Written Assignment: A2 Written Assignment - Physics

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion

Formal Examination: Examination