WORK AND HEALTH

HBS3WAH

2021

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following course codes: AZAHS or LZCHS or HBHS or HBHSB or HZHSB or HZHSID; And must have passed all subjects in: PHE2AHR and PHE2LCI and PHE2RCM and PHE2CPR All other students require Subject Coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsHBS2WDH

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Interpret data on common occupational injuries and diseases and identify limitations of different data sources.
02. Contextualise the relevance of positive OHS indicators: 'health', 'wellbeing', and job satisfaction, and understand the relationship with health and wellbeing.
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.
04. Analyse the relationship between mental workload and performance, and the effects of fatigue and stress on health and performance.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela McGlashan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Two 20 minutes online quizzes (600-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One written report (800-words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One x 1 hour written examination (1,000)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One written report (1,500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Two 20 minutes online quizzes (600-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One written report (800-words)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One x 1 hour written examination (1,000)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One written report (1,500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4