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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject enables students to develop detailed knowledge of selected methods that are commonly used by occupational ergonomists and occupational health and safety professionals to monitor, analyse and evaluate potential hazards/risks, or productivity issues. The relative advantages and disadvantages of each method for use in assessing usability, safety, health and/or general wellbeing are reviewed, with a particular focus on methods applicable to the management of physical and psychosocial hazards and environmental factors that may cause excessive localised or general fatigue, or psychological stress, or in other ways increase the risk of musculoskeletal injuries or disorders, or psychological disorders.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRwth Stuckey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS5WDH and HBS5ERG and HBS5OHA 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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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. Identify, investigate and evaluate appropriate hazard identification methodologies for implementation in the risk management of musculoskeletal disorders or psychological disorders.
02. Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge of models and methodologies that can be utilised in measuring both physical and psychosocial hazards.
03. Critically analyse, evaluate and interpret results in complex situations.
04. Apply theoretical knowledge to investigate, critically reflect and evaluate principles of usability in relation to design of human user interfaces and products.
05. Integrate theoretical knowledge and models to analyse and evaluate complex workplace situations and synthesise interventions.

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