WORK AND HEALTH

HBS3WAH

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, work-related determinants of work-related 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. Although both the physical and psychosocial environments impact people at work, this subject focuses on the impact of the psychosocial environment on people's health, safety, wellbeing and performance at work.

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 subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects HBS2WDH

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret data on common occupational injuries and diseases and identify limitations of different data sources.

Activities:
Lectures, quizzes, workshop activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Contextualise the relevance of positive OHS indicators: 'health', 'wellbeing', and job satisfaction, and understand the relationship with health and wellbeing.

Activities:
Lectures, quizzes, workshop activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply a macro-ergonomics or socio-technical systems perspective of health and wellbeing in relation to various job and workplace factors, and apply key concepts in OHS risk management to workplace issues.

Activities:
Lectures, quizzes, workshop activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Analyse the relationship between mental workload and performance, and the effects of fatigue and stress on health and performance.

Activities:
Lectures, quizzes, workshop activities, enquiry
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two 20 minutes online quizzes (equivalent to 600 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2000 word written report50 01, 02, 03, 04
One x 1 hour written examination30 01, 02, 03, 04