The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

OHSE6050

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides students with advanced knowledge and skills to become effective Occupational health and safety (OHS) practitioners and professionals. Students learn about foundations of contemporary OHS practice and apply an evidence-based approach and leading-edge theories and models of causation and prevention in OHS. They also evaluate safe systems of work, human error and behavioural controls, to inform and provide high-level advice in contemporary OHS.


Availability

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Develop theoretical underpinnings and apply advanced knowledge and skills in contemporary Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) practice

2. Apply an evidence-based approach for effective contemporary OHS practice

3. Compare and contrast models, theories and strategies of causation, prevention and management in contemporary OHS practice

4. Critically evaluate safe systems of work, human error and behavioural controls in contemporary OHS practice

5. Provide high level advice to an organisation / company / peers on best practice approaches to contemporary OHS practice.

6. Present and/or communicate on best practice approaches to contemporary OHS practice


Content

This course is organised around five modules:

  1. Foundations of contemporary Occupational health and safety (OHS) practice
  2. Evidence-based approach to Contemporary OHS practice
  3. Models and theories of causation, prevention and management
  4. Safe systems of work in contemporary OHS practice
  5. Human error and behavioural control in contemporary OHS practice

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Literature Review: Review on current OHS practice

Online Learning Activity: Online Activity


Contact hours

Online

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

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