Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject aims 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 issues drawn from road safety, occupational health and safety, and the wider community.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects HBS1ESH

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret and apply data from anthropometric sources to solve a problem and critically evaluate the intervention.

Perform enquiry, quizzes

02. Plan and design a solution to minimise hazards young workers or young drivers are exposed to, utilising appropriate communication skills suited to specific audiences.

Perform enquiry, quizzes, report writing

03. Describe and apply key concepts related to usability, and analyse web site to identify problems and identify improvements.

Online discussion, quizzes.

04. Analyse factors that contribute to accidents.

Case study analysis, Quizzes

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Contributions to online discussions (equivalent to 500 words).10 02, 03, 04
One 1,200-word individual written report30 02
Report, model development and video (equivalent to 1,500 words).30 01
Two 20-minute online quizzes (equivalent to 600 words in total)30 01, 02, 03, 04