University Handbook 2018

Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health - Online

Course code/s: HMERGD

Course details
Location Online
Course code HMERGD
Mid year intake available Yes (students can commence in either semester, please see defined course structures below)
Course coordinator Rwth Stuckey
Available to international students No
Course duration 3 years part-time
Credit points 180 credit points
Leave of absence available Yes, for a maximum of 12 months
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
Notes  

Course description

Our Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health will help you develop the diverse range of skills needed in Australian and international workplaces. Our course is designed and delivered by experienced practitioners and educators, and our online format enables you to study from wherever you choose. You can study a Master of Ergonomics, Safety and health 3 years part-time.

Your first two years of study are made up of core subjects. If your first year you'll undertake foundation subjects to develop your skills in the area of occupational health and safety and ergonomics. In the second year you will further develop your knowledge and skills to address the complex nature of workplace occupational health and safety issues. You'll also develop practical skills in assessment, monitoring and prevention, the implementation of sustainable occupational health and safety management systems and the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. In your final year of study you'll determine the future of your career as you choose to follow either a practical (Mode 1) or research (Mode 2) stream, choosing to apply the skills you have already learned to either a practical workplace based research project, or a minor thesis through which you conduct systematic research to explore an ergonomics/OHS issue, supervised by an experienced researcher.

Students may elect to exit after the successful completion of year 1 and 2 with a Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics, Safety and Health.

The course is full online, enabling busy professional to combine study with other commitments. There are no compulsory attendance requirements and study is part-time (up to maximum of 0.5 of a full-time load). Students are also offered opportunities to attend seminars throughout the course to enable networking with staff and fellow students.

Course intended learning outcomes

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) are brief statements defining what students are expected to demonstrate they know and can do by the end of a course.

Apply an advanced body of conceptual, theoretical and practice knowledge in both Ergonomics and OHS to their professional practice in a changing environment.
Communicate effectively with a range of audiences, interpreting and conveying appropriate complex knowledge, skills and ideas using a variety of modes and media.
Practise effectively and reflectively, both independently and as a member or leader of a team in a multidisciplinary work environment.
Research, analyse and interpret established and emerging theories and practices, solve complex problems, and generate, implement and evaluate new understandings and concepts, supporting a commitment to continuous learning.
Practise in an ethical and socially responsible manner.
Design and implement systematic interventions to enhance the match between people and their activities, equipment, physical and psychosocial work environments.

Course structure

The course requires the completion of 180 credit points over three years of part-time study.

Commencing semester 1

First year

First year (60 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 LTU0AIM* Academic Integrity Module 0
TE-SEM-1 HBS5WDH Work-Related Determinants of Health 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5OHA OH&S Principles and Legislation 15
TE-SEM-2 HBS5ERG Ergonomics Principles of Work, Workstation and Plant Design 15
TE-SEM-2 HBS5OHC Workplace Management of Hazardous Substances in OH&S 15
Option to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics (HCOSED)

*LTU0AIM is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

Second year

Second year (60 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 HBS5EAM Monitoring and Assessment of Physical and Psychosocial Hazards 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5RPP Workplace Risk Management Principles and Practice 15
TE-SEM-2 HBS5WAM Workplace Applications of Monitoring and Assessment Methods 15
TE-SEM-2 HBS5MSD Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries/Disorders 15
Option to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics, Safety and Health (HGESH)

Third year

Third year – Mode 1 (60 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-ALLYR PHE5ALS Action Learning Study 45
Students to select a 15 credit point subject from the following list PHE5HRM , PHE5AHS, PHE5INH or a 15 credit point elective subject approved by the Course Coordinator.  This can be taken from any discipline in the University.
TE-SEM-1 PHE5HRM Human Resource Management in Health Services 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5AHS The Australian Health System 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5INH Integrated Health Promotion 15
Third year – Mode 2 (60 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-ALLYR HBS5MTE Minor Thesis in Ergonomics, Safety and Health 30
Students to select a 15 credit point subject from the following list PHE5ARS or RMD5FGR
TE-SUM-3 PHE5ARS Advanced Research Skills 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 RMD5FGR Foundations of Graduate Research 15
Students to select a 15 credit point subject from the following list RMD5MGR , RMD5EHR , PHE5QMH or PHE5QRM
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 RMD5MGR Methods for Graduate Research 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 RMD5EHR Systematic Review and Evaluation of Healthcare Research 15
TE-W26-27 or TE-W26-30 PHE5QMH Qualitative Methods in Health Research 15
TE-W31-37 PHE5QRM Quantitative Research Methods in Health 15

Commencing semester 2

First year

First year (60 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-2 LTU0AIM* Academic Integrity Module 0
TE-SEM-2 HBS5ERG Ergonomics Principles of Work, Workstation and Plant Design 15
TE-SEM-2 HBS5OHC Workplace Management of Hazardous Substances in OH&S 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5WDH Work-Related Determinants of Health 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5OHA OH&S Principles and Legislation 15
Option to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics (HCOSED)
*LTU0AIM is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity

Second year

Second year (45 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-2 HBS5MSD Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries/Disorders 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5EAM Monitoring and Assessment of Physical and Psychosocial Hazards 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5RPP Workplace Risk Management Principles and Practice 15

Third year

Third year - Mode 1 (75 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-2 HBS5WAM Workplace Applications of Monitoring and Assessment Methods 15
Option to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics, Safety and Health (HGESH) at the successful completion of 120 credit points from the first and second year subjects listed above which includes HBS5WAM .
TE-SEM-1 PHE5ALS Action Learning Study 45
Students to select a 15 credit point subject from the following list PHE5HRM , PHE5AHS, PHE5INH or a 15 credit point elective subject approved by the Course Coordinator.  This can be taken from any discipline in the University.
TE-SEM-1 PHE5HRM Human Resource Management in Health Services 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5AHS The Australian Health System 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5INH Integrated Health Promotion 15
Third year - Mode 2 (75 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-2 HBS5WAM Workplace Applications of Monitoring and Assessment Methods 15
Option to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics, Safety and Health (HGESH) at the successful completion of 120 credit points from the first and second year subjects listed above which includes HBS5WAM .
TE-ALL YEAR HBS5MTE Minor Thesis in Ergonomics, Safety and Health 30
Students to select a 15 credit point subject from the following list PHE5ARS or RMD5FGR
TE-SUM-3 PHE5ARS Advanced Research Skills 15
TE-SEM-1/TE-SEM-2 RMD5FGR Foundations of Graduate Research 15
Students to select a 15 credit point subject from the following list RMD5MGR , RMD5EHR , PHE5QMH or PHE5QRM
TE-SEM-1/TE-SEM-2 RMD5MGR Methods for Graduate Research 15
TE-SEM-1/TE-SEM-2 RMD5EHR Systematic Review and Evaluation of Healthcare Research 15
TE-WK26-27/TE-WK26-30 PHE5QMH Qualitative Methods in Health Research 15
TE-WK 31-37 PHE5QRM Quantitative Research Methods in Health 15

 

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