OCCUPATIONAL-RELATED DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

HBS3ODH

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, occupational-related determinants of health are reviewed within a broad, macro-ergonomics systems framework. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of some of the mechanisms and pathways via which people's jobs and working environments can affect their physical and psychological health, safety and wellbeing, both positively and negatively. Within this framework, the aetiology of a range of the most commonly occurring occupational injuries and diseases will be reviewed.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS2WDH, HBS3WDH

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically review and Interpret data on common occupational injuries and diseases

Activities:
Perform enquiry
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Discuss the most common 'mechanisms' of injury/disease and evaluate the limitations of different data sources

Activities:
Perform enquiry, writing report, oral presentation, case study analysis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

03. Discuss key concepts in 'OHS Risk Management' such as 'systems', 'risk' 'hazard', the 'hierarchy of risk control' and the relevance of positive OHS indicators

Activities:
Perform enquiry, writing report, oral presentation, case study analysis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Critically analyse various job and workplace factors in relation to a macro-ergonomics or socio-technical systems perspective of health and well being.

Activities:
Perform enquiry, writing report, oral presentation, case study analysis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Critically evaluate the interrelational effects of mental workload, fatigue, and stress on performance, health and well being

Activities:
Perform enquiry, case study analysis, writing report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

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