hbs5wdh work related health




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, work-related determinants of workers' 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, both in Australia and internationally, will be reviewed. Students will be able to select particular geographical regions and types of occupational injuries/diseases for more indepth study.

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



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and interpret data on common occupational injuries and diseases

online quizzes, written reports, discussions

02. Critically analyse and evaluate a range of theoretical models describing work-related predictors of health

written report

03. Clearly and effectively communicate evaluations of a range of complex issues concerning work and its impact on health

written report, online discussions

04. Investigate, analyse and evaluate the relationship between workload and work-related performance

quizzes, written report

05. Investigate, analyse and evaluate the relationship between fatigue and its impact on error and performance

quizzes, written report

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2019, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 3.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via online.
"A range of materials will be provided via on-line."

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


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 500-word written report1003, 04, 05
participation in online discussions (equivalent to 500 words)1002, 03
Four online quizzes, each equivalent to a 20-min exam (equivalent to 1200 words)At least 2 online quizzes must be satisfactorily completed to ensure sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge to meet professional standards3001, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2,500-word written reportA mark of at least 50% must be attained for the report to ensure sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge to meet professional standards5001, 02, 03, 04, 05