Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn how wellbeing, health and safety is affected by our work and other activities. The aim of this subject is to enable students to understand the importance for health and safety of planning and designing work, activities and other things to suit human needs, capacities and limitations. Using a systematic approach to problem solving based on Ergonomics, Safety and Health (ESH) principles of professional practice, students will work individually, to investigate a variety of examples drawn from road safety, occupational health and safety, and the wider community.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2014, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 34.0 hours problem based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"One 34-hour Problem Based learning per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via on-line. (Online learning package with a total of 34 hours of online learning modules, discusion and activities.)"


Assessment elementComments%
Contributions to online discussions (equivalent to 500 words).10
One 1,500-word individual written report40
Report, model development and video (equivalent to 1,200 words).20
Two 20-minute quizzes30