hbs5wam workplace applications of mon




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students participate in a range of activities that will enable them to develop practical skills in selecting and applying some of the methods learned in HBS5EAM. Students review a series of generic case studies, each detailing a range of different types of work-related hazards. For a subset of these cases they select one or more assessment methods appropriate for application in a workplace to which they have access (eg. their own). Selected methods are then used to collect and analyse data and report findings, including recommendations for future workplace interventions.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS5WDH and HBS5ERG and HBS5OHA and HBS5OHC and HBS5EAM 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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and critically reflect upon complex workplace problems, and choose appropriate methodologies based on theoretical knowledge and models in order to assess hazards and risk to exposed employees.

Field activities and reports. Reflective journal.

02. Independently write detailed, coherent reports to communicate identified workplace problems, measurement methods and corrective actions.

Field activities and reports.

03. Critically analyse and reflect upon the choice of workplace assessment methods. Rationalise selection of methodologies based on theoretical knowledge.

Field activities and reports.

04. Independently investigate, analyse, evauate and interpret data collected from workplaces in relation to complex OHS problems.

Field activities and reports.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2015, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 1.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via online.
"On-line materials equivalent to 12 x 1-hour lectures provided to support field activities."

Placement - Off Site
One 10.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"Students will undertake 78 hours of fieldwork."

One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence and delivered via online.
"Participation in online topic discussions equivalent to 12 hours of tutorials."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Field activities (equiv to 78 hours) & four outcome reports - reports equiv to 6,000 wordsHurdle: All 4 reports must be submitted & a pass mark achieved in at least 39001, 02, 03, 04
Submission of reflective journal (equiv to 500 words)1001, 03