Available in 2021
Course code

OHSE6070

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

Effective management of workplace health and safety risks is an important in driving organisational performance This course equips students with advanced knowledge and skills to do this effectively in a changing context of work through an evidence-based approach. They also learn to evaluate workplace health and safety management


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Integrate conceptual and theoretical knowledge and principles of organisations and human motivation to plan workplace health and safety management interventions

2. Apply evidence-based workplace health and safety management solutions to evaluate and improve performance

3. Analyse and evaluate organisational safety behaviour and leadership for improving workplace health and safety

4. Provide advice on how organisational climate and culture initiatives can be integrated with high reliability and resilience engineering strategies to improve an organisation's safety culture

5. Assess and evaluate workplace health and safety management interventions and strategies


Content

  1. Foundations of workplace health and safety management
  2. Evidence-based approach to workplace health and safety management
  3. Organisational safety behaviour and leadership
  4. Organisational safety climate and culture
  5. High reliability organisations and Resilience engineering
  6. Evaluating workplace health and safety management

Assessment items

Literature Review: Review on Workplace Health and Safety Management

Online Learning Activity: On line Discussions

Presentation: Presentation on Workplace Health and Safety Management


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

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

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.