MONITORING AND ASSESSEMENT OF PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HAZARDS

HBS5EAM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject enables students to develop detailed knowledge of selected methods that are commonly used by occupational ergonomists and occupational health and safety professionals to monitor, analyse and evaluate potential hazards/risks, or productivity issues. The relative advantages and disadvantages of each method for use in assessing usability, safety, health and/or general wellbeing are reviewed, with a particular focus on methods applicable to the management of physical and psychosocial hazards and environmental factors that may cause excessive localised or general fatigue, or psychological stress, or in other ways increase the risk of musculoskeletal injuries or disorders, or psychological disorders.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRwth Stuckey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS5WDH and HBS5ERG and HBS5OHA and Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HMESHD - Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health OR HMERGD - Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, investigate and evaluate appropriate hazard identification methodologies for implementation in the risk management of musculoskeletal disorders or psychological disorders.

Activities:
Report.

02. Demontrate mastery of theoretical knowledge of models and methodologies that can be utilised in measuring both physical and psychosocial hazards.

Activities:
Report. Discussion.

03. Critically analyse, evaluate and interpret results in complex situations.

Activities:
Report.

04. Apply theoretical knowledge to investigate, critically reflect and evaluate principles of usability in relation to design of human user interfaces and products.

Activities:
Discussion. Report.

05. Intergrate theoretical knowledge and models to analyse and evaluate complex workplace situations and synthesize interventions.

Activities:
Report.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRwth Stuckey

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via online.
"Online learning package, comprising 12 weeks of modules, each equivalent to a 2-hour lecture."

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via online.
"Participation in online topic discussions, equivalent of 12 hours of tutorials."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word reportHurdle: All 3 reports must be submitted, with a pass mark achieved in at least 230 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 1,500-word reportHurdle: All 3 reports must be submitted, with a pass mark achieved in at least 230 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 1,500-word reportHurdle: All 3 reports must be submitted, with a pass mark achieved in at least 230 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
participation in online discussions (equiv to 500 words)10 02, 04