The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

OHSE6070

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

Effective management of organisational safety risks is an important part of Safety practitioners and professionals responsibilities. This course is designed to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills to do this well in a changing context of work. The course introduces students to foundations of organisational safety management, organisational safety behaviour, organisational safety culture, safety leadership, high-reliability organisations and resilience engineering. They also learnt to reflect on their own management and/or leadership, and apply an evidence-based approach to provide high-level advise in organisational safety management.


Availability

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify and evaluate theoretical underpinning and current debates in organisational safety management and leadership using an evidence-based approach

2. Apply knowledge and skills in organisational safety behaviour, organisational safety culture, safety leadership, high-reliability organisations and resilience engineering for improving organisational safety

3. Demonstrate knowledge of methods and approaches for evaluating organisational safety behaviour, organisational safety culture and safety leadership for improving organisational safety

4. Recognize and reflect on their own strengths in management and leadership style and skills to maximize effectiveness

5. Provide high level advice to a broad range audiences effective methods and approaches for managing organisational safety risks through high-reliability and resilience engineering


Content

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

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion

Literature Review: Best practice in Management for OH&S


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